Chargers’ Week 2 high and low voltage performers

By Jason Gilder
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High  and low voltage performers will be a weekly article analyzing the Los Angeles Chargers’ most electric and lackluster performers from their most recent game. The debut edition will surround the Bolts’ Week 2 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. 

The Chargers are officially in the win column and in somewhat familiar fashion.

L.A.’s first victory of 2018 came Sunday when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 31-20 at New Era Field in their first road game of the season. A dominant first half gave them a 28-6 lead going into the locker room through two quarters, as the offense sliced through the overmatched Buffalo defense. L.A.’s output was so overwhelming, Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired during halftime in one of the NFL’s most bizarre moments in recent memory.

The second half is where things became a little bit familiar for Chargers fans. L.A. was outscored 14-3 in the second half, as the Bolts’ offense became quite stagnant from the early third quarter and onward. Had the Bills not possessed the league’s worst roster, Buffalo could have fully come back and stole a game from the Bolts. Another second-half collapse would have been deja vu for Chargers’ supporters everywhere.

Nonetheless, the Chargers walked out of Orchard Park, New York with both a victory and not a single incident involving broken tables and — presumably — inebriated Bills fans. Seriously, Bills Mafia, cool it with the whole throwing people through wooden tables routine.

Coming up with a ‘high voltage’ performer for this week was straightforward, but some hard decisions were necessary for deeming the ‘low voltage’ player. With that said, the premiere edition of the column is down below.