Final

Bills 10

(4-6, 0-5 away)

Chargers 48

(6-4, 3-2 home)

4:15 PM ET, November 20, 2005

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 

1 2 3 4 T
BUF 3 7 0 010
SD 14 21 3 1048

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brees (SD) - 339 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: L. Tomlinson (SD) - 19 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. McCardell (SD) - 6 REC, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo (4-5) at San Diego (5-4)

Buffalo (4-5) at San Diego (5-4), Sunday 4:15 pm EST

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Wade Phillips gets a crack at his former team Sunday when the San Diego Chargers host the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium.

Phillips spent 1999 and 2000 as coach of the Bills, leading the franchise to one playoff berth and compiling an 18-14 record. He was fired following an 8-8 campaign in 2000.

Phillips moved on to Atlanta for two seasons where he was a defensive coordinator before being lured to San Diego by coach Marty Schottenheimer. He is in his second season as Chargers defensive coordinator.

The game also is a reunion of sorts for Chargers general manager A.J. Smith, who spent 14 seasons in the Bills organization from 1987-2000. In Buffalo, Smith served as a scout, assistant director of college scouting and director of pro personnel.

In his third season as GM, Smith has built a contender in San Diego. He was the NFL's Executive of the Year last season when the Chargers went a surprising 12-4 and captured the AFC West title.

Coming off their bye, the Chargers have recovered to go 5-2 since an 0-2 start. They are tied for second place with Kansas City, two games behind Denver.

The Bills may have another quarterback controversy on their hands after J.P. Losman came off the bench for the injured Kelly Holcomb in last week's 14-3 victory over Kansas City.

Buffalo's starter to open the season, Losman lost his job to Holcomb after the first four games due to a lack of execution and confidence from his wide receivers. But against the Chiefs, Losman came off the bench to throw a pair of TDs after Holcomb suffered a concussion in the second quarter. It is uncertain if Losman or Holcomb will start.

Buffalo, which is a game behind first-place New England in the AFC East, is 0-4 on the road.

Matchup to watch: Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel, who has six tackles and two sacks last week, against veteran left tackle Roman Oben.

Series: The Chargers lead, 19-11-2.

Next week: Buffalo hosts Carolina, November 27 San Diego visits Washington, November 27

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Passing Leaders

BuffaloCMP%YDSTDINT
K. Orton63.72513148
E. Manuel58.083853
San DiegoCMP%YDSTDINT
P. Rivers67.039953116
K. Clemens33.31000

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTD
F. Jackson1174573.92
B. Dixon953984.21
San DiegoCARYDSAVGTD
B. Oliver1465113.52
R. Mathews743304.53

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTD
S. Watkins5985014.45
R. Woods5460811.33
San DiegoRECYDSAVGTD
M. Floyd4982716.96
K. Allen7778310.24

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsBUF
 
 258
SD
 
 348
Yards PassingBUF
 
 157
SD
 
 218
Yards RushingBUF
 
 100
SD
 
 130
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedBUF
 
 344
SD
 
 309
Pass Yds AllowedBUF
 
 206
SD
 
 225
Rush Yds AllowedBUF
 
 138
SD
 
 84

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

San Diego leads 2-1
Dec 15, 2002BUF 20, SD 13
Oct 28, 2001BUF 24, @SD 27