72 degrees, clear skies
- The biggest storyline heading into this game was the decision by Bill’s Head Coach Sean McDermott to bench QB Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman. Unfortunately Peterman struggled in his first start and threw five interceptions in the first half. Due in large part to the turnovers, the Chargers were up 37-7 at the end of the first half, and the Bills were never able to get back into the game.
- Credit is due to the Chargers defense, as just about every Bills interception occurred on a play where Los Angeles’ impressive pass rush was able to create pressure. Additionally, the Chargers found a rhythm running the ball in the 2nd quarter and were successful throughout the whole game.
- Each team struggled a little bit with game clock management and was forced to use timeouts to prevent Delay of Game penalties. The Bills tried using some no huddle, which may have not been the best choice for a rookie quarterback on the road.