--Entering Sunday as the NFL's highest-rated passer, QB Philip Rivers kicked off the game with an impressive first quarter. He connected with WR Malcom Floyd for a 14-yard touchdown pass marking his 15th touchdown strike of the season. Rivers ended the 78-yard scoring drive completing 7-of-8 passes.
--DT Jamal Williams continues to reassert himself as an interior force. Early in the second quarter, he tipped a Trent Edwards pass intended for Fred Jackson, forcing the Bills to settle for a field goal. It was only Edwards' second incomplete pass of the game, as he hit on 19-of-21 attempts before halftime.
--The Bolts' receivers were prepared to grab whatever came their way. Floyd caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. TE Antonio Gates snagged four catches for 55 yards and WR Vincent Jackson grabbed four catches for 42 yards plus a TD. Floyd and Jackson have combined for four touchdowns over the last two games.
What Didn't Work
CB Quentin Jammer
"[A] big issue was the play clock," Matt Wilhelm said. "The quarterback's getting a ten second, when he has ten seconds remaining on the play clock, and the defense we're disguising and holding a blitz, things of that sort are our mainstay on how we try to confuse a quarterback and it kind of took that away."
--The Bills clearly dominated the field, holding more than a 10-minute advantage in time of possession. The Bills also registered 370 total offensive yards versus the Bolts' 263 yards.
--Rivers completed better than 75 percent of his passes, yet turned the ball over three times (two fumbles, one interception). Rivers' pick represented the first red-zone interception of his career.
"I just didn't see him (Kawika Mitchell)," said Rivers of the pick. "If we ran the play 10 more times, I'd throw 10 more interceptions. He was the back side middle linebacker and usually you don't have to worry about him but he flew over there and made the play. I don't know if there was anything else I could've done. I didn't see him. I'm not taking the play on myself. It was a poor play in the red zone to begin with."
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson marked another weak performance, being held under 50 yards rushing for the third time this season. His yards-per-carry has been under 3 yards in four of seven games.
--Mike Scifres' punting average is dropping by the week. Marking a 37.3-yard average on three punts, he struggled to create a long field for the Bills. His longest punt of 46 yards far from matches his season-long punt of 67 yards in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.
The Bolts gear up to play the New Orleans Saints in London at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. As they have already crossed the pond, the Chargers will spend the week in London preparing for their next contest.