Los Angeles Chargers (beat Buffalo Bills 31-20)
Last Week: 3rd
This Week: 3rd
The Los Angeles Chargers went into Buffalo and did what they were supposed to do against a terrible team — dominate.
They led 28-6 at halftime where Bills cornerback Vontae Davis literally retired, unbeknownst to anyone else.
The Chargers played a decent game on both sides of the ball in this one. Philip Rivers played mistake-free football with as many touchdowns as he had incompletions (three).
Los Angeles’ defense also picked on Josh Allen to the tune of two interceptions, five sacks, and eight hits. First-round rookie Derwin James led the way with eight total tackles in this game and was making plays all over the field, as could have been expected.
Buffalo is one of the worst teams in the NFL, so the fact that the Chargers followed up their week one loss to the Chiefs with a win here is meaningful in the standings, but not in terms of the rankings.
The jury is still out on this team as far as the lofty Super Bowl expectations some have had. They definitely have not given off the vibe of a dominant team like many thought they might, but the absence of the injured Joey Bosa certainly has a lot to do with that.
Whether or not he returns to the team this season is unknown at this point, but his presence will certainly change the game for them.