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Week 7: Bills vs. Chargers Preview Junior Seau
The Bills bring a three game losing streak home to Ralph Wilson Stadium as they take on the winless San Diego Chargers. This is a time for the Bills to get healthy and they can't look past a team that is also desperate for a win. If the Bills somehow manage to lose at home to a winless team the season would be essentially over in our book.

Facts and Figures
Matchup: San Diego (0-6) at Buffalo (2-3)
Date: Sunday October 15th
Time: 1:00pm
Television: CBS
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack and Charles Mann
Spread: Bills by 10
Series: Chargers Lead 18-9-2 (1-2 in Playoffs)
Last Meeting: Chargers 16-14 in San Diego (1998)
Chargers Offense: Rush (30th); Pass(17th); overall (26th)
Chargers Defense: Rush (T-14th); Pass (28th); overall (22nd)
Bills Offense: Rush (18th); Pass (13th); overall (13th)
Bills Defense: Rush (4th); Pass (4th); overall (2nd)

Injury Update

The Bills continue to be a pretty healthy team and seem to be getting healthier each week (knock on wood!). Jay Riemersma is probably still a week away from returning but Corey Moore may be back. Other than that everyone should be healthy and available including Rob Johnson who is expected to play through the pain in his elbow from tendinitis. The Chargers will have QB Moses Moreno 90% healthy and will split time at QB with Jim Harbaugh. S Greg Jackson was lost for the year with a torn ACL this past week.

For complete injury news throughout the week and the Official NFL Injury Report go to our Injury Page.

Key Matchups

Bills OL vs. LB Junior Seau: If the offensive line is going to turn things around this week, they must contain Seau. He likes to move around a lot so they will have to be aware of where he is. If they aren't the running game won't improve.

Bills WRs vs. FS Mike Dumas: The Bills may try to go deep a lot and if they do, they will have to contend with the ex-Bill Dumas. If they can get past him, there may be a few big plays for the offense.

TE Bobby Collins vs. LB Orlando Ruff: This is the week for Collins to breakout and have a big game. If he can find room in the middle it will help the passing game considerably.

WR Peerless Price vs. DB Darryll Lewis: This is also the week for Price to breakout of his season long slumber. He needs to get open against Lewis since Eric Moulds will probably be double teamed by DeRon Jenkins and Rodney Harrison.

RTs Robert Hicks and Marcus Spriggs vs. DE Al Fontenot: The platoon at right tackle has failed miserably up to this point. If they can stop Fontenot, Johnson will have time to throw.

Game Plan

When The Bills Have The Ball: They must play well on the offensive line. This has to be a statement game for the guys up front. They need to open up holes for the running game AND pass protect to keep Johnson upright.

When The Chargers Have The Ball: If it is the inexperienced Moreno under center the Bills need to pressure him, so he will be frazzled in front of the big home crowd. If it's Harbaugh they have to guard against his comeback abilities. The Chargers are saying they may try to open things up on offense with three wide receiver sets, if they do that the defensive backs need to do a good job of covering while the front seven gets the pressure on whoever the QB is.

Bills Daily Prediction

A small case can be made for the fact that the Chargers are due for a win. The Bills are a much better team, playing at home, and desperately need a win to save their season. They won't be looking past the hapless Chargers: Buffalo 34, San Diego 13

Season Prediction Record: (4-1)
Season Record Against The Spread: (3-2)

Game Analysis and Review - Coming Monday Night when we return from the game in Buffalo!
Positional Breakdown and Grades - Coming Monday Night when we return from the game in Buffalo!

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