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Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Previewing Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers and Week 2 with Bolts from the Blue

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The Buffalo Bills kick off the home portion of their 2018 schedule Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers come to New Era Field for an important 1 p.m. showdown.

Our latest edition of the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast has you covered with everything you need to know to get ready for the game between the Bills (0-1) and Chargers (0-1) as both teams are looking to bounce back from season-opening losses. Plus, there’s a cool Bills giveaway below!

Each week during the regular season, our podcast will feature an in-depth interview with a blogger from the opposing team’s website. This week, co-host John Boccacino was joined by Cole Thompson from Bolts from the Blue to dissect this match up.

Boccacino and co-host Anthony Marino also gave their keys to the game, and all three of our experts offered up their predictions for the opener.

Hear what our podcast duo had to say about these topics, and find out how you could win a cool memento commemorating the end to the Bills 17-year playoff drought, just by leaving your feedback on our podcast!

Note: at the time the podcast was recorded, the Bills’ quarterback situation was unsettled, but now Bills fans know that rookie Josh Allen will start under center for Week 2.

Boccacino and Thompson discussed several important keys to the game, including how Philip Rivers plans on using his talented running backs to attack Buffalo’s linebackers. In a 38-28 Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler combined for 189 receiving yards (and 103 rushing yards), a trend that must be reversed if the Bills are to pull off the win.

The two offer their thoughts on who will win the matchup between Los Angeles’ talented wide receiver tandem of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and Buffalo’s secondary, and whether the Bills’ much-maligned offensive line can withstand the Chargers’ bevy of pass rushers.

One key they both agree upon: the onus is on weakside linebacker Matt Milano and rookie middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to contain Rivers and the Chargers dangerous running backs.

Marino also provides his take on this game as the Bills look to bounce back from a woeful Week 1 performance in Baltimore.

All three experts offer up a score prediction in this important Week 2 showdown, which for the loser could spell the end of any playoff chances as more than 90 percent of teams that start 0-2 miss out on the postseason.

Also included in the podcast is a bobblehead giveaway! Fans have a great opportunity to take home a cool Billy Buffalo bobblehead celebrating the end of the playoff drought, which is only available in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.

These bobbleheads, produced by FOCO, are limited to 1,000 and retail at $40, but you can win yours by following these simple steps:

1) Rate the Buffalo Rumblings podcast on iTunes.

2) Include your Twitter handle or other means of contacting you.

3) We will pick a winner on next week’s preview show, so you have one more week to enter!

Check out our Buffalo Rumblings podcast for answers to these questions and more!

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