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LA Chargers: Getting to know the Week 12 opponent, the Buffalo Bills

By Devon Auriemma
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Matt Barkley #5, quarterback Josh Allen #17, and wide receiver Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills look on during warmups before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Matt Barkley #5, quarterback Josh Allen #17, and wide receiver Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills look on during warmups before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Notable Stats

The Bills have been a very impressive team on offense through the 2020 season. Josh Allen has played like an MVP candidate as he’s thrown for 2,871 yards and 21 touchdowns with a passer rating of 103.2. Stefon Diggs has been a tremendous addition to the Bills’ offense.

He has 73 receptions for 906 yards, both of which are ranked second in the NFL. Along with Diggs, the Bills’ receiving core consists of Cole Beasley, John Brown and Gabriel Davis. Beasley has been very productive for the Bills as well as he has brought in 55 receptions for 642 yards and three touchdowns.

While they are a top-five passing offense, the Bills are inside the bottom 10 in rushing. They are one of eight teams who have yet to eclipse 1,000 team rushing yards. Devin Singletary has struggled this year. He currently has one touchdown and 401 yards on 99 carries.

His struggles have led to Zack Moss earning more carries in recent weeks. While the team has struggled as a whole to find success on the ground, Moss and Josh Allen have combined for eight rushing touchdowns.

The Bills’ defense ranks in the middle of the league in numerous defensive statistics including total yards, points per game and passer rating to opposing quarterbacks. Just like their offense, their defense struggles in the run game.

They are allowing the fourth-most yards per carry and have given up the fourth-most rushing touchdowns. With the emergence of Kalen Ballage and a possible Austin Ekeler return, the Chargers could find success on the ground.

The Bills pass rush has been good as they have the ninth most sacks in the league and have six players with at least two sacks. The Chargers offensive line gave up 26 pressures to the Jets last week and could be in for another tough task in this matchup. Their defense has recorded 16 takeaways this season, which is the sixth-most in the NFL.

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