The Buffalo Bills avoided a potential season-ending upset on Saturday night, narrowly beating the Los Angeles Chargers 24-22 at SoFi Stadium to keep their playoff hopes alive heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Buffalo (9-6) trailed 10-0 early in the second quarter and 22-21 with five minutes remaining in regulation, but Josh Allen led the Bills down the field, setting up Tyler Bass for a go-ahead 31-yard field goal and the defense closed it out.
Josh Allen completed 15-of-21 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball five times for 20 yards and two scores, totaling three TDs.
Gabe Davis, who did not have a catch in the previous two games, led the team in receiving with 130 yards on four catches, including a 57-yard TD.
James Cook had 20 carries for 70 yards, while Leonard Fournette made his debut with Buffalo and carried the ball five times for 20 yards.
If the Bills win their final two games, they will earn at least a Wild Card spot, and the division could be on the line in Week 18 with one Miami Dolphins loss over their next two games.
GAME RECAP LINKS
- Bills 24, Chargers 22 | Final score, game highlights + stats to know (BuffaloBills.com)
- 5 takeaways from the Bills’ 24-22 win over the Chargers (BillsWire.com)
- Bills 24, Chargers 22: Three things we learned (BuffaloRumblings.com)