|Why To Watch|
The Chargers are coming off a bye and host a Bills team trying to stay in the race in the AFC East. Ready, set, go -- that's the Chargers' mantra as they enter the final seven games with an offense that continues to develop as one of the most diverse and exciting units in the NFL. Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray must continue his bend-but-don't-break philosophy against another offense.
The Bills' game plan on defense will be to stop the run and force QB Drew Brees to attack through air against some overload blitz pressures and zone fires. Also, look for Gray to mix in a lot of underneath matchup zones off a four-man rush and limit Brees' options in the short and intermediate areas of the passing game. The key matchup for the Bills' defense is stopping the Chargers' rushing attack and RB LaDainian Tomlinson.
On the other side of the ball, Bills head coach Mike Mularkey will commit to the future and return QB J.P. Losman to the starting lineup against a shaky Chargers secondary. The Bills must find a creative way to run the ball with RB Willis McGahee and a struggling offensive line against a Chargers run defense that is allowing only 79.6 yards per game. Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips must find a way to create more turnovers and improve their pass defense that is near the bottom in yards allowed at 248.6 yards per game.