Sep 16, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) avoids the pass rush of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (98) to throw a pass during the third quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Chargers 31, Buffalo Bills 20
While the second half didn’t go their way, it was the dominance of Philip Rivers and the passing game in the first half that left the Bills chasing. Rivers didn’t have many “wow” throws, as he took what the Bills defense was willing to give him. His efficiency was highlighted by the fact that he had three touchdowns to just four incompletions.
For all the talent the Chargers have, their offensive line continues to be their biggest issue. The running…