The San Diego Chargers should consider themselves lucky.
The third preseason game is always an interesting one to watch.
For one, the first string offense and defense typically play a full three quarters, and they start to open up the playbook a bit on both sides of the ball.
This late in the preseason, games become more like rehearsals for the real deal. It will be fast paced, and it will be tough.
Now, this could all be inconsequential if the Chargers were playing the Lions, but they're not.
The San Diego Chargers are lucky because they get to play this game against the New Orleans Saints, currently the best the NFL has to offer.
This game should be one heck of a show, so here are some things to watch in Friday afternoon's matchup.