Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wrap-up: Chargers 37, Bills 10
By Bill Williamson
A look at the San Diego Chargers' solid 37-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.
What it means: The Chargers won their second straight game after losing six in a row. San Diego is now 6-7 but is two games behind Denver with three games to go. The Chargers have outscored their past two opponents (they won at Jacksonville last week) 75-24. But it might be too late.
Too late for Turner and Smith: Coach Norv Turner probably has to find a way into the playoffs to save his job. General manager A.J. Smith is reportedly on the hot seat as well, but he likely has a better chance to stay in San Diego than Turner does.
Rivers is back: San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers continued to play well. He completed 24 of 33 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. More importantly, Rivers has now gone three games without an interception. He threw 17 interceptions in the first 10 games of the season.
Smothering defense: San Diego had three interceptions and were all over Buffalo all game long.
What’s next: The Chargers have their final home game of the season in Week 15 when they host the tough Baltimore Ravens. San Diego has to find a way to beat the Ravens to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Will the home fans come out for what may be Turner’s last hoorah in San Diego?