Buffalo Bills maintain advantage in AFC East race with win over Chargers

The Buffalo Bills were able to hold on to their lead in the AFC East with their Week 12 win over the Los Angeles Chargers as we hit a crucial point in the season.

At one point in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Buffalo Bills held a 24-6 advantage but as we’ve come to know with this team, it’s always an interesting finish.

For most of the game, the Bills defense was performing admirably well against the Chargers potent offense. That was until the second half where LA got within 10 points and started to press things.

If there is one thing that has plagued Josh Allen at times this season it’s the poor decisions he makes that allow a team to stay alive. The Bills had a tough time containing Joey Bosa who was a force all game and that certainly played a factor in some turnovers in the second half.

You have to admire Allen’s desire to make the most out of every play but at some point, he will have to realize when it’s the right time to force a throw. At one point in the fourth quarter, there were three straight turnovers that could have provided the Chargers with a chance to get back in the game.

Fortunately for Buffalo, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn made some questionable decisions to go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal. He also had an inexcusable blunder in the final moments where they ran the ball after a Hail Mary play and Justin Herbert tried to run a QB sneak as his offensive line dropped back thinking he was going to pass the ball.

Safe to say, the Bills were fortunate to come away with the win as they have had things go against them. The Miami Dolphins continue to push behind them in the AFC East and with some tough games coming up including two against divisional opponents, these errors need to be minimized.

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