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3 Key Matchups: Chargers vs. Bills

 

 
There’s always a bunch of games, within the game.
 
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott likes to preach that each and every one of his players must do their own job in order for the entire picture to come together. Each and every week there’s a bunch of matchups going on within the game that can make or break Buffalo.
 
With that, here are five key matchups to watch for during Chargers vs. Bills on Sunday:
 
Tre’Davious White vs. Keenan Allen:
Jerry Hughes vs. Sam Tevi:
Melvin Ingram vs. Dion Dawkins/ Jordan Mills:

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — What seems natural when it comes to attacking an inexperienced quarterback is to send pressure, pressure, pressure.

 

But that’s not best.

 

Confusion is a far bigger weapon.

 

“Young guys have no idea,” three-time Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator Richie Petitbon said. “They are just trying to remember the snap count.”

 

Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen will make his first NFL start Sunday at New Era Field. You better believe Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will test Allen’s capacity to handle chaos and mystery.

 

“There’s so much going on in a rookie’s head,” said Jim Bates, an NFL defensive coach for two decades. “How much has he grasped in minicamps and training camp?

 

Since the NFL last expanded and realigned its divisions, rookie quarterbacks making their first starts within the opening month are 15-22 with a 72.2 passer rating.
 
Their average stat line is 18 of 31 for 203 yards and one touchdown with one interception and two sacks.
 
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8 Things to Watch in Bills-Chargers this Weekend

 

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Week two pits the Bills against another 9-7 team from last season; another team Buffalo edged out for the final AFC playoff spot last year. It’s the Bills and Chargers in the home opener Sunday. 
 
Here are eight things Bills fans should keep an eye on this weekend:
 
1. ROOKIE QUARTERBACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT
2. WHY SO SERIOUS?
3. CHARGERS CAN RACK UP YARDAGE, BUT DO THE POINTS FOLLOW?
4. ORCHARD IN ORCHARD PARK
5. COULD SPECIAL TEAMS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE?
6. THERE’S DIRT TO BE DEFENDED
-7. CHARGERS HAVE DOMINATED IN RECENT MATCHUPS
8. JOSH ALLEN HERE, SAM DARNOLD THERE
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3 hours ago, Dr. K said:

47-3. 9 for 18, 56 yards. I don't hate Tyrod. You can search my posts and you will not find any reflexive TT hatred. 

 

ONE GAME.  *drops mic*

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McDermott: "Leadership is Important" (6:25)

Bills HC Sean McDermott spoke to the media about the team's upcoming game against the LA Chargers and creating a home field advantage at New Era Field.

 

Quick Hits: Healthy dialogue between Daboll and Allen

 

This is a big week for Josh Allen as he prepares to make his first NFL start on Sunday against the Chargers. The dialogue between he and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is key in deciding what ultimately ends up on Daboll’s call sheet for the game.

 
Head coach Sean McDermott likes what he’s witnessed from Daboll and Allen as they’ve worked through the week.
 
“That communication is huge,” McDermott said. “One quarterback may be slightly different than another. Anytime you put together a game plan you’re looking at who you have and you’re also looking at who they have, matchup-wise, youth in this case with respect to Josh knowing what he can and can’t handle to this point and the overall balance of the game plan are things we always look at week to week.”
 
Leaning on leadership Coming off a humbling defeat is never easy, but coach McDermott has relied on his player leadership council to help him refocus the team on this week so there is no hangover effect from Week 1.

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2 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

Sensory Inclusive? They are handing out fidget spinners and stress balls? 

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What are the Bills Saying about the Bolts?

 

On Philip Rivers…
“(I) have a lot of respect for Philip. I’ve gone against him a number of times. (He’s a) future Hall of Fame quarterback and very smart in terms of what he does before the snap, which most quarterbacks are – the good ones. They’ve got a high-powered offense as you saw, and we’ve got a lot of respect for them.” – Head Coach Sean McDermott
 
On Chargers defense…
“This is a really good defense that we’re facing, so we can’t take them lightly. They’re going to be ready come Sunday, too.” – QB Josh Allen
 
On Chargers secondary…
“They’re a talented group. They do a good job and I thought they played well last week against Kansas City. We’ll just have to be on our A-game.” – Head Coach Sean McDermott
 
 
Here are five keys to the game heading into Sunday’s game between the Chargers and the Bills.
 
1.  Jolt Josh – The Chargers face a relative unknown at quarterback for the second-straight week after Buffalo named seventh-overall pick Josh Allen their new starter.
 
2. Marked Improvement on the Money Down – A trademark of the Chargers’ offense in recent seasons has been their ability to move the chains on third down.
 
3. Shut Down Shady – LeSean McCoy had an off day in the Bills’ debut, running just seven times for 22 yards while catching one pass that went for negative yardage.
 
4. Beware of Speedy Secondary – Philip Rivers has seen all types of secondaries in his Hall of Fame career, and he noted how fast Buffalo’s defensive backs play the game.

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:06 AM, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

 

 

 

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Chargers-Bills Week 2 Injury Report

 

Los Angeles Chargers:
 
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Joe Barksdale OT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Travis Benjamin WR Foot DNP DNP LP Questionable
Joey Bosa DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Craig Mager CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyrell Williams WR Groin FP FP FP --
 
Buffalo Bills:
 
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Lorenzo Alexander LB Rest DNP -- -- --
Taron Johnson CB Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Shaq Lawson DE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Ray-Ray McCloud WR Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Kyle Williams DT Rest DNP -- -- --
Julian Stanford LB Nose FP FP FP --
Kelvin Benjamin WR Rest -- -- DNP --
 
Practice Status
  • DNP - Did not participate in practice
  • LP - Limited participation in practice
  • FP - Full participation
  • (-) - Not listed
Game Status
  • Out - Player will not play
  • Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play
  • Questionable - Player is not certain to play
  • (-) - Not listed

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Stevie needs to come out suited up ready to play!

 

That fake number 13 is pretty passive. He'll save his complaints for reporters.

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5 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

 

Bills 'table-slamming' violators may be charged

Fans tailgating at Buffalo Bills games this season could face criminal charges or be ejected for "table-slamming," a practice of jumping into and breaking plastic folding tables that has been popularized in recent seasons by viral videos on social media.
 
The Bills and the Erie County, New York sheriff's office have made it a point of emphasis to police table-slamming this season, although rules against the activity have already existed as part of the team's code of fan conduct at New Era Field.
 
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The Buffalo Bills and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office addressed various topics pertaining to the 2018 season, including fan behavior, safety and security, ADA parking, new clubs, UBER lot, new bus lot procedures and several fan experience topics.
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It’s no secret. The best way to rattle a rookie quarterback, especially one making his first NFL start, is to apply constant pressure, as the Chargers did last Nov. 19 when they harassed Nathan Peterman into a five-interception first half in a 54-24 blowout of Buffalo in StubHub Center.

 

The Chargers will face another young and relatively untested Bills quarterback in Buffalo’s New Era Field on Sunday when they line up against Josh Allen, the former Wyoming gun-slinger who replaced the struggling Peterman in last Sunday’s 47-3 loss to Baltimore and was named the starter for Week 2.

 

“As we’ve seen on film, he’s a guy who gets a little nervous under pressure,” Chargers defensive back Desmond King said of Allen, the seventh overall pick in April’s draft. “And once he feels pressure he likes to scramble.”

 

This can present another problem for the Chargers. The 6-foot-5, 237-pound Allen is quick, elusive and strong, as he showed when he escaped the grasp of Terrell Suggs, the Ravens’ 265-pound Pro-Bowl linebacker, on one run Sunday.

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Josh Allen: The most important of five Buffalo Bills to watch

 

When the Buffalo Bills traded up in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft to select Wyoming’s Josh Allen, we knew it was only a matter of time before the athletically gifted, but very raw prospect began starting games for the team. After Nathan Peterman laid an egg in Week 1, the time for Allen is now.
 
Head coach Sean McDermott named Allen his starting quarterback for the Bills’ home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. The rookie will be one among many players Bills fans will watch this weekend, but he will tower above the rest in terms of importance.
 
Here are our five Bills to watch this week.
 
 
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Week 2 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

 

 
Point spread: LAC -7.5 | Matchup quality: 25.9 (of 100)
 
Eric D. Williams' pick: The Chargers face the Bills for the second consecutive year, with Buffalo's quarterback -- rookie first-round pick Josh Allen -- making his first NFL start. The Bills hope Allen's debut does not go as badly as last season, when Nathan Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of his debut. The Chargers are the better team and hungry for their first win after a humbling defeat to the Chiefs at home in their season opener last week. The Chargers have defeated the Bills in their past three meetings. Chargers 27, Bills 20
 
Mike Rodak's pick: Joey Bosa, who pressured or hit Peterman on all five of his interceptions last season, will not play Sunday. Neither will Eric Wood and Richie Incognito, the Bills' two best offensive linemen from last season's game, who both retired. With Allen making his first career start, the Chargers still have the advantage. Chargers 27, Bills 17
 
FPI win projection: LAC, 70 percent. It didn't take long for the Bills to hand the reins to Allen. FPI sees Allen as a substantial improvement over Peterman. Had Buffalo stuck with Peterman, FPI would have given the Bills a less than 20 percent chance to win.
 
 
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