San Diego, CA- San Diego Chargers took the lead early and never trailed as they handed the Buffalo Bills their first loss of the season 22-10.
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Philip Rivers and the Chargers attacked the Bills secondary from the start, as Rivers connected with Malcom Floyd for a 49-yard pass on their first play of the game. The Chargers would suffer a huge blow on the next play as Danny Woodhead injured his right ankle and had to be carted off. Despite the injury the Chargers would continue to move the ball as Rivers would connect with Eddie Royal for a three-yard touchdown to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead.
The Chargers would lead the Bills 13-3 at the half, after Nick Novak nailed a 19-yard field goal and 37-yard field goal right before halftime.
The Chargers defense held the Buffalo Bills to only a 45-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter in the first half.
The Chargers would receive the ball to start the second half and Rivers would pick apart the Bills secondary once again. Rivers would finish off the drive with his second touchdown pass to Eddie Royal hookup to extend the Chargers lead to 20-3.
The Bills would score their only touchdown of the game at the end of the third quarter on an 11-yard touchdown pass from E.J. Manuel to Fred Jackson to cut the Chargers lead to 20-10.
The Chargers would go conservative on offense in the 4th quarter and settle for just running out the clock. The Chargers would score two points at the end of the fourth quarter when E.J Manuel was called for intentional grounding in the end zone for the safety.
The Chargers defense would hold the Bills scoreless in the 4th as the Chargers defeat the Bills 22-10.
With Danny Woodhead and Mathews out Donald Brown carried the Chargers running game with 31 rushes for 62 yards. Brown’s 31 carries were the most by a Chargers running back since LT had 31 on 9/11/06.