Chargers force 6 turnovers, rout Bills 54-24
By Travis Wakeman
Los Angeles Chargers improve to 4-6 following 30-point win on Sunday.
The Chargers put forth their best effort of the season in Week 11, taking advantage of a rookie quarterback to force five interceptions en route to a blowout victory.
The Bills decided to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, who looked woefully overmatched in this game. Peterman threw five first-half interceptions while completing just six passes to his own team. The Bills made the switch to Tyrod Taylor after halftime, but the damage had already been done.
The Chargers led 37-7 at halftime thanks in large part to a huge effort from Keenan Allen, who had perhaps the best game of his career. Allen caught 12 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
Earlier in the week, I took a look at the five best performances for Chargers players in games played against the Bills, but Allen may now be the new number one on that list.
Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon each had efficient days as well as Rivers threw for 251 yards and Gordon ran for 80, adding a touchdown. But the defense was the story.
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Casey Hayward had two interceptions and Korey Toomer had one that he took to 59 yards to the house to start the scoring for the Chargers. Tre Boston and Trevor Williams each added an interception, but the final blow came when Joey Bosa stripped the ball from Taylor and Melvin Ingram picked it up, racing the other way for a touchdown.
It was a dominant performance for the Chargers who had their reserves playing by the time the fourth quarter started.
The Chargers stay alive in the playoff race. They have a short turnaround as they’ll next head to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.