By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports activities Author
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tre’Davious White’s fourth-quarter interception arrange Tyler Bass’ 43-yard discipline purpose, serving to the Buffalo Payments maintain off the Los Angeles Chargers for a 27-17 win Sunday.
Josh Allen threw for a landing and ran for an additional rating for the AFC East-leading Payments (8-3), who held on after almost blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead. Receiver Cole Beasley additionally accomplished a landing move.
Buffalo turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, however its protection restricted Los Angeles to Michael Badgley’s 27-yard discipline purpose throughout the important thing stretch.
Buffalo’s three drives ended with working again Devin Singletary shedding a fumble at midfield, Allen muffing a snap on the Chargers 22, after which Allen throwing an interception to Michael Davis.
Two performs after the Chargers regained the ball at their 44, Justin Herbert confronted third-and-6 when he pressured a move over the center supposed for tight finish Hunter Henry, solely to have White soar in entrance of the ball.
The Payments responded with a six-play, 40-yard drive that ended with Bass’ discipline purpose with 3:26 remaining.
The Chargers dropped to 3-8.
Herbert completed 31 of 52 for 316 yards, upping his season complete to three,016 and becoming a member of Kansas Metropolis’s Patrick Mahomes as the one gamers to prime 3,000 yards passing of their first 10 profession begins. Herbert was restricted to at least one landing, a 5-yarder to Keenan Allen.
Los Angeles working again Austin Ekeler returned after lacking six video games with a hamstring damage. He completed with 44 yards dashing and 11 catches for 85 yards.
Allen completed 18 of 24 for 157 yards. He scored on a 3-yard run within the third quarter.
A recreation between two of the NFL’s prime younger quarterbacks was as an alternative overshadowed by protection.
Charger defensive finish Joey Bosa had a career-best three sacks whereas additionally recovering a fumble. Bosa upped his profession complete to 47 half and moved into fifth on the franchise listing, a half-sack forward of Junior Seau.
Buffalo linebacker A.J. Klein was credited with a team-best 14 tackles and 1 half sacks.
The Chargers, who additionally scored on Josh Kelley’s 1-yard plunge, had been restricted to 2 touchdowns and a discipline purpose on 5 drives that crossed midfield. That included Kelley getting stopped on fourth-and-1 at Buffalo’s 25 on the opening play of the fourth.
The ultimate minute featured a comedy of errors in how the Chargers mismanaged the clock. That they had the ball on the Buffalo 2 after Herbert accomplished a 55-yard move to Tyron Johnson.
With no timeouts and the clock all the way down to 25 seconds, the Chargers elected to run with Ekeler being stopped on the 1. The clock ran down to six seconds earlier than Herbert threw an incompletion. The sport ended with Herbert being stopped on a keeper up the center.
The Payments had been coming off their bye following a 32-30 loss at Arizona, which was selected Kyler Murray’s 43-yard landing move to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining.
Buffalo’s protection as soon as once more was unable to forestall a late-minute deep move, with Herbert discovering Johnson on a move that deflected off the arms of security Jordan Poyer.
The Payments by no means trailed after Allen capped a gap drive with a 2-yard landing move to tight finish Dawson Knox. Buffalo wanted solely 4 performs to march 63 yards in a drive that was aided by a 47-yard move interference penalty towards security Rayshawn Jenkins, who was trying to cowl Stefon Diggs.
The Payments resorted to trickery for a second consecutive recreation, with Beasley getting a pitch from Allen after which lofting a 20-yard move to wide-open rookie Gabriel Davis ultimately zone early within the second quarter. It got here after receiver Isaiah McKenzie accomplished a landing move to Allen towards Arizona.
Chargers: Proper sort out Bryan Bulaga was energetic however didn’t play due to an sickness. … LB Denzel Perryman damage his again after a going head over heels in making a diving try to sort out Beasley within the second quarter. … Casey Hayward (groin) had his streak of taking part in 106 consecutive video games finish, which stood because the NFL’s longest energetic amongst cornerbacks. His streak dated to 2013, Hayward’s second season with Inexperienced Bay.
The sport was the primary within the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl period to function quarterbacks 24 or youthful coming into Week 12 with a 100-plus passer ranking with a minimal of eight begins. Herbert ranks first amongst NFL QBs 24 and youthful with a 104.7 passer ranking, whereas Allen is second at 103.2.
Chargers: Host New England on Dec. 6.
Payments: Scheduled to journey to play San Francisco for prime-time recreation on Dec. 7, although location is unsure after Santa Clara County banned contact sports activities groups from holding video games and practices for the subsequent three weeks.
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