Bills turn in a second straight ugly loss as Chargers cruise to victory

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The Bills looked like the worst team in football in Week One. They changed quarterbacks this week but didn’t look much different.

The Chargers took a 21-3 first-quarter lead today in Buffalo and never looked back, winning 31-20. The game wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate, as the Bills put up some garbage-time points.

Josh Allen, Buffalo’s new starting quarterback, showed off his very strong arm on a 57-yard completion to Zay Jones and generally looked better than last week’s starter, Nathan Peterman. But Allen still has a lot of work to do with reading defenses and recognizing when the pass rush is coming. He’s really not ready to be an NFL starter, even if he is better than Peterman.

Philip Rivers turned in a very efficient passing game, completing 23 of 27 passes for 256 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. And Austin Ekeler was impressive, with 11 carries for 77 yards.

But this game was more about how bad the Bills were than about how good the Chargers were. Buffalo looks like the worst team in the league.

11 responses to “Bills turn in a second straight ugly loss as Chargers cruise to victory

  1. dryzzt23 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    I blame Tyrod Taylor, his funk remains all over the Bills.
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    Yes. You blame the QB who was the first to get the Bills into the playoffs in over 10 years. Yes that makes sense.

  2. No O line, under thrown balls, weak running game. And that’s just the offense cause defense didn’t show up until the second half. A work in progress as a rebuilding team. If they get a high draft pick, trade it for some more 1st round picks.

  3. Josh had a pretty good day considering he has no protection and very little time. He’s gotten a lot better and wasn’t pounded every other play. He has some things to learn but he’s got a big future. The team is new and also needs to learn to work together and make things happen. Everyone knew this going into the season. It’s not a big surprise. We will do better as time goes on but need to address the line in the draft. Even then we are looking at new players. Give it the time it takes. Firing coaches every 3 yrs is never an answer. Give it time to work itself out.

  4. Some teams take time to gel. New offense, new defensive players. From Half on the Bills were pretty good. Maybe they climbed over the hump. Process means just that. It takes time.

  5. I’d say the Cardinals are the worst team in football right now. And I still don’t get why the Bills traded Taylor, who got them into the playoffs last year for the first time since the 1990s! And I thought Rex Ryan’s “ten-men-on-the-field-during-Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi run in 2016” nonsense was bad! Don’t like the Bills, but their very loyal fans deserve better.

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