Bolts Beat Buffalo Bills

Philip Rivers was cool, Eddie Royal got hot and the Chargers got a big road win on Sunday, defeating the Buffalo Bills, 22-10.

Rivers and Royal connected on a pair of touchdown passes for the Chargers, who never trailed.

Malcom Floyd had two catches for 98 yards, and the Chargers overcame the loss of running back Danny Woodhead, who left the game with an ankle injury after just one carry. He didn't return the rest of the day.

Donald Brown got the brunt of the workload on the ground, but had just 62 yards on 31 carries. He also had five catches for 27 yards. Undrafted rookie Branden Oliver saw his first NFL action, rushing three times for 11 yards.

Rivers was 18 of 25 for 256 yards. He didn't throw an interception for the second straight game. In fact, neither team committed a turnover the entire day.

Royal's second touchdonw catch came midway through the third quarter. It capped a 14-play drive that took up nearly 7 1/2 minutes.

The Chargers are off to a 2-1 start for the third time in four years. They built on the momentum of last week's 30-21 home win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Fred Jackson scored on an 11-yard catch for Buffalo (2-1), which blew an opportunity to get off to a 3-0 start for only the third time since 1993.

The Bolts capped the scoring with a safety late in the fourth quarter when Bills quarterback EJ Manuel was called for an intentional grounding penalty in his own end zone.

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