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BUFFALO (5-4) vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-6)
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OPENING LINE – Chargers by 5
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RECORD VS. SPREAD – Buffalo 5-3-1, Los Angeles 4-4-1
SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 23-12-2
LAST MEETING – Chargers beat Bills 22-10, Sept. 21, 2014
LAST WEEK – Saints beat Bills 47-10; Jaguars beat Chargers 20-17, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING – Bills No. 15 Cheap Mike White
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BILLS OFFENSE – OVERALL (28), RUSH (15), PASS (30).
BILLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (22), PASS (21).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (26) Cheap
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CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (32), PASS (11).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Two original AFL franchises on two-game skids meet at StubHub Center. … Rookie QB Nathan Peterman makes first NFL start
for Buffalo. Coach Sean McDermott benched Tyrod Taylor on Wednesday in favor of fifth-round pick. … Bills in
playoff position, but have one of NFL’s least productive offenses, 30th in passing. Peterman’s drop-back skills fit OC Rick Dennison’s scheme.
… Buffalo last made playoffs in 1999, have longest current drought in major pro sports. … LeSean McCoy is top rusher (595 yards) and receiver (41
catches). … Chargers coach Anthony Lynn finished last season as Bills interim head coach after Rex Ryan’s firing. Lynn was on Ryan’s staff for
two seasons, becoming Bills offensive coordinator in September 2016. He interviewed for permanent head coaching job that went to McDermott, but landed
Chargers job days later. … Chargers cautiously optimistic QB Philip Rivers will play after reporting concussion symptoms Monday. … Rivers has
started 194 consecutive games since 2006 opener, fourth-longest streak for QB in NFL history. … If Rivers can’t go, Kellen Clemens will make first
NFL start since 2013. He has thrown 10 passes in last 3 1/2 years. … Chargers tied for second in NFL with 29 sacks, led by duo of Melvin Ingram and
Joey Bosa#4# who have 18. … LA must bounce back from overtime heartbreaker in Jacksonville featuring several major mistakes. Lynn likes his team’s
resilience. … Fantasy Tip: McCoy could run wild against LA’s 32nd-ranked run defense, but Chargers RB Melvin Gordon seems overdue for big game
after losing late-game carries vs. Jacksonville to rookie Austin Ekeler, who had big fumble. Bills also have 22nd-ranked run defense.
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