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Bills Links, 9/17: Buffalo falls to 0-2 after 31-20 loss to the Chargers

Vontae Davis and his bizarre retirement stole the show on Sunday

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The Buffalo Bills were handled by the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, falling to 0-2 after a 31-20 defeat. There is plenty to discuss from the game in today’s links - including the bizarre retirement from Vontae Davis during halftime on Sunday. There are plenty of updates on Davis, Josh Allen’s first start, Tremaine Edmunds’ struggles and much more in this edition of the Bills Links.

Vontae Davis officially retires, explains bizarre exit from Bills-Chargers game |
"Today on the field reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn't be out there anymore."

Jason Wolf: Bills are better off without Vontae Davis – The Buffalo News
“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” Vontae Davis said in a statement after Sundays game. (subscription required).

Joe B: 7 observations from Buffalo Bills - Los Angeles Chargers (9/16/18) -
The Buffalo Bills dropped their second straight game to start the 2018 season.

Bills' Allen showed what he was made of | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Allen seemed to raise his level of play as the game went on.

Sean McDermott calls the defense, and 6 Bills on defensive positives in 2nd half |
The Bills defense allowed only three points in the second half after and McDermott starting calling the plays.

Chargers' Philip Rivers thinks Bills' Josh Allen has 'the right approach' | "One thing he's got is he can throw it a long way," Rivers said.

Sean McDermott: "Didn't Make Plays" -
Head Coach Sean McDermott addressed the media after the lost to the L.A. Chargers 31-20 topics include; the slow start, QB Josh Allen's first NFL start, and the defense stepping up in the second half.

Report card: Los Angeles Chargers too much for Buffalo Bills |
Buffalo fell short in their home opener to the Los Angeles Chargers.

‘A big growth process’: Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds reacts after tough outing – The Buffalo News
“It’s accepted -- maybe even expected -- that rookie quarterback Josh Allen will go through some growing pains.” (Subscription required.)

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Five observations from Buffalo Bills’ loss to Los Angeles Chargers includes Josh Allen opinion - Buffalo Rumblings
Some good, some bad.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis quits, retires during game - Buffalo Rumblings
As the Buffalo Bills hosted the Los Angeles Chargers, Vontae Davis elected to "retire."

Buffalo Bills 20, LA Chargers 31: Bills shocked into submission - Buffalo Rumblings
A smoking-hot start from the Chargers killed any hope of a Bills victory.