There are several great match ups to watch this week in the NFL, a possible Super Bowl rematch with Denver vs. Seattle for Super Bowl XLIX.  The Broncos travel to face the Seahawks and the 12th Man on Sunday, something tells me Peyton Manning and the John Fox revamped defense will be ready for the challenge.  How do you keep the 12th Man quite, win the turnover battle, ball controlled offense and score!

My match up choice of the week may surprise a lot of fans but I really like what I see from the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills thus far and the numbers don’t lie.  I know getting excited in week two for fans could be a big letdown, but again I find these two teams very interesting.   When I evaluate both rosters and dig into their personnel, both Head Coaches and General Managers have quickly developed talented rosters.  Like all NFL clubs staying healthy will be one of the keys down the stretch.

 

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-1) AT BUFFALO BILLS (2-0)

SERIES

CHARGERS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 21-10-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. McCoy: 0-0 Marrone: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 30-21 vs. Seahawks W 29-10 vs. Dolphins
LAST GAME 12/11/11: Bills 10 at Chargers 37. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws for 240 yards & 3 TDs with 123.3 passer rating.  Chargers TE Antonio Gates has 7 receptions for 68 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/19/08: Bills 23, Chargers 14. Buffalo QB Trent Edwards completes 25 of 30 passes for 261 yards & TD. Bills WR Lee Evans has 8 receptions for 89 yards & TD.
 

 

Key Statistics headed into Sundays match-up

 

PASSING Rivers: 49-73-522-4 (3C)-1-100.4 Manuel: 32-48-375-2-1-95.4
RUSHING Woodhead: 14-37-2.6-0 Spiller: 27-122-4.5-0
RECEIVING Gates: 13 (T3C)-177-13.6-3 (T3L) Watkins (R): 11-148-13.5-1
OFFENSE 333.5 337.5
TAKE/GIVE +2 +4
DEFENSE 345.5 358.5
SACKS 4 tied: 1 Ma. Williams: 2 (T1C)
INTs 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Scifres: 40.0 Schmidt: 38.8
KICKING Novak: 17 (5/5 PAT; 4/4 FG) Carpenter: 28 (1L) (4/4 PAT; 8/9 FG)

 

Every week in the NFL is a playoff game and it starts tonight.

 

Minnesota @ New Orleans         Saints

Tampa Bay @ Atlanta                     Falcons

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville          Colts

Washington @ Philadelphia         Eagles

Houston @ NYG                               Texans

Dallas @ St. Louis                             Cowboys

San Diego @ Buffalo                       Bills

Tennessee @ Cincinnati                Bengals

Baltimore @ Cleveland                  Browns

Oakland @ New England              Patriots

Green Bay @ Detroit                      Packers

San Francisco @ Arizona               49ers

Denver @ Seattle                            Seahawks

Pittsburgh @ Carolina                    Panthers

Kansas City @ Miami                      Dolphins

Chicago @ NYJ                                   Bears

Last Week Results:         8 – 8

Season Total:                     17 – 15