Wrap-up: Chargers 37, Bills 10
December, 11, 2011
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Here are some thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 37-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills:
What it means: The Bills continue to fall apart after suffering their sixth straight defeat. Buffalo is 5-8 and needs this season to end soon. The Bills had a chance to finish with a winning record after their fast start. But the team secured its seventh straight non-winning season with Sunday's blowout loss to San Diego.
What I liked: Buffalo receiver Steve Johnson had a big game. He caught four passes for 116 yards. It was Johnson's first 100-yard receiving game this season, but it didn't make much of an impact. Buffalo's offense was held scoreless in the first half and never had a chance in this game.
What I didn't like: Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had an awful performance. Fitzpatrick is very streaky and was 13 of 34 for 176 yards and an interception. Buffalo's franchise quarterback has failed to lift the Bills out of their funk. The defense didn't do much better. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns, and Buffalo allowed Chargers tailback Ryan Mathews to rush for 114 yards.
Road woes: Buffalo is now 1-6 on the road. The Bills' only win away from Ralph Wilson Stadium was in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
What’s next: The Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in a rematch from Week 11. Miami won the first meeting, 35-8.