SAN DIEGO (1-1) At BUFFALO (2-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE – Pick-em.
2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Diego 2-0; Buffalo 2-0
SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 22-12-2
LAST MEETING – Chargers beat Bills 37-10, Dec. 11, 2011
LAST WEEK – Chargers beat Seahawks 30-21; Bills beat Dolphins 29-10
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chargers No. 9; Bills No. 11
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (26), PASS (8)
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (17), PASS (18)
BILLS OFFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (6), PASS (26)
BILLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (6), PASS (28)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Game is a homecoming for numerous Chargers’ staff members and players, starting with GM Tom Telesco, who grew up in Buffalo. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich and TE coach Pete Metzelaars played for Bills. And rookie RB Branden Oliver played at University at Buffalo. … Oliver, inactive for first two games, may get a chance to suit up with starting RB Ryan Mathews sidelined with sprained right knee. … San Diego is 1-3 in past four trips to Orchard Park, and combined 4-11 on the road against AFC East opponents since 2000. … TE Antonio Gates had three TDs against Seahawks to increase career total to 90, one short of matching Isaac Bruce, who ranks 10th on NFL career receiving list. … QB Philip Rivers has 22-game TD streak, one short of marching team record he set in 2009-10. … Bills have chance to open 3-0 for first time since 2011, which is also last time they won three straight. … First-round pick, WR Sammy Watkins, leads NFL rookies with 11 catches for 148 yards. Watkins’ 117 yards receiving against Dolphins was most by Bills rookie since Chris Burkett had 127 against Jets in 1985. … QB EJ Manuel has 4-2 with eight TDs and three interceptions in six career home starts. … Defense has allowed fewer than 90 yards rushing in first two games, after managing that just three times last year. … DT Kyle Williams has 4 1/2 sacks in past five games. … Bills’ 13 first downs against Miami were fewest in a victory since managing 12 in 14-12 win against Detroit on Nov. 14, 2010.
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