Flutie Magic Fizzles in Loss

Doug Flutie saw his first action of the year subbing for Drew Brees with 8:23 left in the fourth quarter. On the first play after he entered the game he connected with Curtis Conway for 47 yards.

Conway used all his powers of concentration to snare the pass after bobbling it off Buffalo defender Pierson Prioleau's helmet and tipping the ball back to himself. The play allowed the Charger to tie the game at 13 four plays later on a Steve Christie 53 yard field goal.

After each team exchanged three and outs the Bills got the ball back with 3:04 remaining and drove the length of the field on the legs of running back Travis Henry (22-144, 2 touchdowns). Henry had five rushes on the drive for 53 yards including a touchdown run from 26 yards out and the final margin, 20-13.

Doug Flutie had one last chance to tie the game but threw two incomplete passes in the end zone.

Christie started the scoring off with a 39 yard field goal eight minutes into the first quarter. The drive was setup by a LaDainian Tomlinson (28-110, one touchdown) 31 yard run.

The Bills came right back with a touchdown run by Henry, his first of two on the day from four yards out. Two pass interference calls on third downs; one on Rodney Harrison, the other on Alex Molden, aided the drive.

Buffalo then extended the lead to 10-3 on a 42 yard Mike Hollis field goal. Another pass interference call on Alex Molden allowed the Bills to get into field goal position.

On the ensuing drive San Diego tied the game at 10-10 with a Tomlinson run from 2 yards out. This time the Bills were called for a costly pass interference call against Nate Clements that spurred the Chargers on.

Hollis then put the Bills ahead 13-10 with just over a minute to go in the half on a 36 yard field goal.

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