Lights Out – Bills Top Chargers 23-14 in Buffalo

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd, center, is tackled by Buffalo Bills linebacker Keith Ellison, left, and cornerback Jabari Greer after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. Buffalo won 23-14.

In  bit of irony the power went out the day the Chargers came to visit Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Due to a little trouble with some helium balloons the game was delayed multiple times during the game.  This led to the came not being televised with no sound system or scoreboard at the stadium.  It was old school days as they kept the time on the field and let the players know the play clock was running down.  Despite these setbacks it was not enough to help the Chargers win as they would drop a 23-14 decision to the Bills.

San Diego would hold a 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, and then regain it later in the third but would shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly in their attempt to hold the lead.  In what can be called a lackluster day for Phillip Rivers the Charger QB would turn the ball over three times via 2 fumbles and one interception.  It was his interception in the fourth quarter that would prevent the Chargers from going ahead and allow the Bills to go up the field and kick a field goal to take a 23-14 lead.  Then Rivers would follow that up with a fumble on San Diego’s last drive of the game.

Trent Edwards on the other hand would have  solid outing going 25 for 30 for 260 yards and one touchdown.  He was able to lead his team to a 5-1 mark in the AFC and give Buffalo their best start since 1995 and the 200th  home game in franchise history.  With this start the fans in Buffalo can hearken back to the glory days of Jim Kelly,Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and the rest of the 90s Bills.  Next up for the Bills will be the 2-4 Dolphins in Miami

For the Chargers they will travel overseas to London to take on the 3-4 Saints which will feature two teams looking to get back to the .500 mark and turn their year around.  For the Chargers to accomplish this they need Rivers to tun in the type of performance that had him on top of the passer table going into today’s game.

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