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Melvin Gordon helps your fantasy team as Chargers get right against Bills

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers did what they needed to do, going to Buffalo and picking up a road win in Week 2.

The Chargers came out strong, looking to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths after a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

Mike Williams caught an early touchdown pass from Philip Rivers and the star of the day, Melvin Gordon, scored his first of three touchdowns minutes later.

Gordon’s stat sheet doesn’t look all that impressive (9 carries, 28 yards, 6 catches, 38 yards) but the fact that he found the end zone three times made fantasy owners happy. Gordon had a 20-yard touchdown run while catching touchdown passes of nine and two yards to help the Chargers get a relatively easy win.

Just before halftime, the Bolts held a 28-3 lead and seemed to take their foot off the gas pedal in the second half.

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Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen was considerably better than Nathan Peterman has been, which is saying something, considering he threw two interceptions.

The Chargers’ defense looked great in this game, even without Joey Bosa. The team racked up five sacks on the day, with Melvin Ingram getting credit for 1.5 of those. Kyzir White and Adrian Phillips each had an interception as well.

Rivers played a near perfect game, completing 23-of-27 passes on the day for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Austin Ekeler also stepped up, again, gaining 98 yards of total offense as he continues to be a terrific change-of-pace player for the offense.

This was a great bounce-back effort for the team as it now prepares for next week;s Battle of Los Angeles against the Rams.

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