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Buffalo Bills (4-1) vs San Diego Chargers (3-3)1:00 PM ET, Ralph Wilson Stadium
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Bills inactives: 13-Steve Johnson, 24-Terrence McGee, 25-Xavier Omon, 67-Melvin Fowler, 77-Demetrius Bell, 86-Derek Fine, 94-Aaron Schobel, 1–Gibran Hamdan-3rd QB

The Buffalo Bills are 4-1. "So what?" says the "realistic" observer; the Bills have beaten teams with a combined record of 6-15 this season.

If you feel that way, then today's your day: the Bills face their stiffest challenge of the season when the explosive San Diego Chargers visit The Ralph. The Chargers, 3-3 on the season, have won 3 of their last 4 and boast the NFL's highest-scoring offense.

This one should be fun, folks. The last time the Chargers visited Buffalo, a San Diego team that finished 14-2 scraped by a 7-9 Bills team led by J.P. Losman. This Chargers team isn't as strong defensively as they were in 2006; this Bills team is much better than the '06 outfit that nearly pulled the upset. A fast start by either team puts their opponent in an extremely difficult situation.

This is a winnable game, folks. The Bills can compete with any NFL team at this stadium, including the Chargers, and they've had a bye week to work on some of their weaknesses. Now, there aren't any more excuses. Results are expected. It starts today with the Chargers. A win here, and the Bills very well could be the talk of the league. Get your game face on, and if you're hanging out here, get ready for an action-packed game thread. Create a free account if you'd like to join in on the action.

I'm unusually optimistic about this one. GO BILLS!


Team Stats - Game Averages - buffalo bills

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 25.2 313.0 (18th) 214.6 (13th) 98.4 (23rd-T)
Def 20.8 299.0 (9th) 184.8 (8th) 114.2 (18th)


Team Stats - Game Averages - san diego chargers

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 29.7 338.3 (12th) 239.8 (8th) 98.5 (21st-T)
Def 23.2 365.7 (28th) 253.5 (31st) 112.2 (17th)