Sunday Oct 16, 2-3 Chargers @ 1-4-1 Bills

Today’s game will be a rematch from week one as the San Diego Chargers travel to Buffalo. The Chargers won the first matchup 24 to 10. Buffalo has really underperformed this season as their offensive output has been less than expected. The Bills were actual 3-3 at this point in the season but my replay they are 1-4-1. Let’s see if the Bills can get back on track. Chargers will be kicking off to start the ball game.

~ 1st Quarter ~

Here’s Dick Van Raaphorst’s kick… this one will be fielded on the Buffalo goal line … Charley Warner returns the kickoff back 49 yards! Nice start for the Bills. The Chargers are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Encroachment). It’s now 1st and 5 from the San Diego 46 yard line. Bobby Burnett carries it … off-tackle right side … met behind the line … but a good second effort gets him to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play. Jack Kemp swings it to the right side … hauled in by Elbert Dubenion … small pickup of 7 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 39. San Diego has five up on the line … Fullback Wray Carlton takes the handoff … tripped up in the backfield … that’s a loss of -3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 13. Jack Kemp … throws to Paul Costa … and he can’t pull it in … Paul Costa had a defender draped all over him … 3rd and 13.  Kemp back peddles … short pass to HB Bobby Burnett … and the Chargers gang tackle him … gain of 6 yards … the Bills now face a 4th and 7. From the 36 … the football will be spotted at the San Diego 43 yard line and the Bills are looking at a 43 yard field goal attempt … and here’s Booth Lusteg with the kick … NO GOOD!! … wide left.

Paul Lowe counter to the left side … nothing there … now shifting to the right side … and tripped up behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -2 yards … it’s 2nd and 12 from the San Diego 18 yard line. Paul Lowe tries the middle of the line … bounces off … veers left … and now he’s chopped to his knee’s … that’s a 1 yard gain … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 11 from their own 19. John Hadl with a lob to Lance Alworth at the San Diego 22 … he back-tracks and now gets behind a swarm of blockers … finally tackled at the San Diego 32 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … its 1st and 10 from the San Diego 32. Good down-field coverage by the Bills … John Hadl dumps it to Gene Foster at the San Diego 40 … he’s a runaway freight train … … and now he’s gang-tackled at the San Diego 40 yard line … a nice gain of 8 yards … it’s 2nd and 2. Keith Lincoln running right … his offensive line gives way … and with brute force he just manages to get over the line of scrimmage … a hard-earned 1 yard gain on the play … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 41. The Bills are playing the run all the way … Paul Lowe dives into the line … nothing there but Bills … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … the Chargers now face a 4th and 4 from the San Diego 38. San Diego is set in punt formation … Rick Redman takes the snap … and gets the punt away … .Butch Byrd … calls for the fair catch … and Buffalo will start 1st and 10 from their own 14 yard line.

Wray Carlton carries it … met at the line … but shimmy’s his way forward … and now he’s hit and dropped … a pickup of 5 yards on the play. Jack Kemp throws to Bobby Burnett … he drops to his knees and pulls it in … and he’s immediately touched down at the Buffalo 27 yard line … a gain of 8 yards and that will move the chains. Jack Kemp … throws to Elbert Dubenion … and it’s incomplete … Elbert Dubenion bobbled it … and then got smoked by the Chargers defender … its 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 27 yard line. Bobby Burnett … breaks through the line … cuts left … now right … left again … and now he shoved to the turf and skids … a gain of 17 yards … 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 44. Wray Carlton gets around the corner … tip-toeing down the sideline … and now he’s drilled out-of-bounds … a pickup of 4 yards. Jack Kemp is scrambling … fumbles the football … Dick Degen recovers the fumble for San Diego at the 41 yard line.

John Hadl … back pedals … changes direction … and throws to Gary Garrison at the Buffalo 33 … and he’s wrapped up and dropped at the Buffalo 31 yard line … a gain of 10 yards … a new set of downs … as its 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 31. John Hadl … with a long count … now he takes the snap … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s knocked away by the Buffalo defender … 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 31.

Paul Lowe running to his left … not much there … and he’s held to a gain of 5 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Buffalo 26. John Hadl … play-action-pass … throws to Jacque MacKinnon … and it’s knocked away by Buffalo … Buffalo read that play well. San Diego is attempting a 33 yard field goal … and Dick Van Raaphorst’s attempt comes up short … and now the Bills will have a chance to return it … as they can field it … at about the 5 yard line. Hagood Clark returns the missed field goal attempt 11 yards … to the Buffalo 16 yard line.

Half Back Bobby Burnett on a sweep to the right side … not much room down the sideline … tries to cut back inside … and is sent spinning out of bounds … gain of 2 yards. Jack Kemp drops back 5 yards to pass … dodges a hit and dumps it off to Wray Carlton … nowhere to go … as he’s drilled and dropped at the Buffalo 21 yard line … that’s a short gain of 3 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 21.

Kemp … throws to Paul Costa … incomplete … … Jack Kemp looked like he hit his throwing hand on a San Diego helmet … we’ll have to keep an eye on that … … the Bills now face a 4th and 5 from the Buffalo 21. Buffalo is set in punt formation … Paul Maguire takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Speedy Duncan … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 31 yard line.

The Bills are showing blitz … John Hadl sends a man-in-motion … takes the snap … and throws to Lance Alworth … bounced it in the dirt … Buffalo showed blitz … but didn’t bring it … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 31 yard line. Paul Lowe has the football … hits the line … lowers his shoulder … and is brought down … that’s a gain of 2 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 33. John Hadl … hit … but gets it off … Gary Garrison hauls it in at the San Diego 41 … nowhere to go … and he’s tackled at the San Diego 46 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 46.

John Hadl … getting flushed out of the pocket … sacked by Tom Sestak … and that’s a loss of 9 yards … that sack by Tom Sestak makes it … 2nd and 19 from the San Diego 37 yard line. John Hadl looking left … now swings it to Lance Alworth on the right… and he’s quickly hit and downed at the San Diego 43 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 6 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 13 as quarter one comes to an end.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

 John Hadl with a quick pass to Jacque MacKinnon behind the line … and he’s brought down at the 50 yard line … good gain of 7 yards but enough to move the chains. San Diego is set in punt formation … Rick Redman takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Butch Byrd won’t get to this one as it goes out-of-bounds … let’s see where the officials spot it … spotted at the Buffalo 4 yard line and that was an outstanding punt by San Diego.

Wray Carlton is the ball carrier … sifting his way through the line … tough-going, but he keeps churning forward … and a Chargers defender finally wraps him up … big gain of 23 yards! Wray Carlton carries it … straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Chargers after a pickup of 2 yards … its 2nd and 8 from the Buffalo 29 yard line. Bobby Burnett … off-tackle right side … met behind the line … but a good second effort gets him to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 8 now. Jack Kemp is flushed out of the pocket … short throw to Paul Costa … he makes the grab … and is ridden to the turf … that’s a small gain of 6 yards … the Bills now face a 4th and 2. Buffalo is set in punt formation … Paul Maguire takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Speedy Duncan … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 24 yard line.

ALL OUT BLITZ by Buffalo … John Hadl just gets it off … caught by Lance Alworth … and he’s immediately smothered at the San Diego 30 yard line … just 6 yards on the play … Hadl was lucky to get the pass off. John Hadl fakes the hand-off … rolls right and tosses it to his fullback Gene Foster … and he’s going no where … as he’s smoked at the San Diego 37 yard line … a pickup of 7 yards on the play … that will keep the drive alive. Gene Foster again … cuts to his right … and is tackled after a gain of 2 yards. John Hadl … throws to Gary Garrison… and he makes a diving catch … and is immediately downed at the Buffalo 32 yard line … a gain of 29 yards … a new set of downs! John Hadl … getting flushed out of the pocket … again and he’s sacked by Harry Jacobs … and that’s a loss of 7 yards … that loss sets up a 2nd and 17 from the Buffalo 39. John Hadl throws to Lance Alworth … he drops to his knees and pulls it in … and he’s immediately touched down at the Buffalo 30 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the Buffalo 30. John Hadl sends a man-in-motion … takes the snap … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s incomplete … trying to force it between three defenders … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 8. From the 30 … the football will be spotted at the Buffalo 37 yard line and the Chargers are looking at a 37 yard field goal attempt… BAD SNAP !!!, but Dick Van Raaphorst gets it off … it’s got a chance … NO … WIDE RIGHT … NO GOOD !! … the Chargers waste a glorious opportunity to take the lead … the score remains … Buffalo 0 …  and San Diego 0.

Bobby Burnett protecting the football as he plunges into the line … driving … and now he’s tackled … a hard-fought pick up of 15 yards … 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 35. Bobby Burnett bobbles the football but hangs on … looking for a crack in the left side of the line … and he’s keeled over after a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Buffalo 36 yard line. San Diego has five up on the line … Wray Carlton has the ball … tripped up and brought down … that’s a loss of -1 yard … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 10 now. Kemp … throws to Bobby Crockett … incomplete … … Bobby Crockett was hit just as the ball arrived … and couldn’t hold on … 4th and 10. Buffalo is set in punt formation … Paul Maguire takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Speedy Duncan fields it at the San Diego 24 … and returns the punt 24 yards … to the San Diego 48 yard line … just 4:55 left in the first half.

 Trick play as Lance Alworth comes around on an end sweep … in high gear immediately … races through the line … and sent sprawling by a timely tackle … a pickup of 14 yards … and that will move the chains.

Bills shuffling at the line … Keith Lincoln punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 2 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Buffalo 36.

John Hadl barks out the signals … takes the snap and dumps it to Jacque MacKinnon … he’s hit and dropped from behind at the Buffalo 30 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 6 yards … 3rd and 2. The Chargers are assessed a 5 yard penalty (False Start). It’s now 3rd and 7 from the Buffalo 35 yard line. John Hadl looks off the safety and throws deep 35 yard down field to Gary Garrison and he has it for the touchdown … Chargers will setup for the conversion and Dick Van Raaphorst’s point after is good !!

Dick Van Raaphorst with the kick … a high lofted kick … and the Bills will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone … Charley Warner will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go. Jack Kemp drops back to pass … PRESSURE UP THE MIDDLE … and Jack Kemp scrambles for 1 yard … its 2nd and 9 from the Buffalo 21 yard line. Wray Carlton carries it off-tackle … left side … now lunges forward as he’s caught from behind … a gain of 5 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 4 from their own 26.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

Jack Kemp … throws to Bobby Burnett … and it’s incomplete … Jack Kemp and Bobby Burnett weren’t on the same page … Bobby Burnett went one way and the throw went another way … the Bills now face a 4th and 4 and they are going for it. Jack Kemp … rolls right and throws to Elbert Dubenion at the Buffalo 34 … dances around a tackle … still going … and brought down at the San Diego 49 yard line … a gain of 25 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 49.  With 1:27 on the clock – TIME-OUT – The Buffalo Bills call their 1st Time-Out. Jack Kemp drops back to pass … PRESSURE UP THE MIDDLE … and Jack Kemp scrambles for 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the San Diego 47.

Jack Kemp … throws to Wray Carlton in the flat … Carlton bobbled it … now 3rd and 8 from the San Diego 47. Jack Kemp … short pass in the flat to Paul Costa … caught … and he’s dropped at the San Diego 39 yard line … a gain of 8 yards … a new set of downs. TIME-OUT Buffalo with :32 to go – The Buffalo Bills call their 2nd Time-Out. Jack Kemp looks up at the play-clock … takes the snap … and throws to Elbert Dubenion … and it bounces a foot short … incomplete … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 39. Jack Kemp … throws to Bobby Crockett … incomplete … Bobby Crockett fell down right when Kemp released the pass … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the San Diego 39. Jack Kemp … play-action-pass … throws to Elbert Dubenion … and it’s knocked out of his grasp by the Chargers defender and that will end the first half of play.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Chargers kicked off to begin the game … now the Bills will kick off to begin the second half … Booth Lusteg with the kick off and the Chargers will field it … at the San Diego 3 … Dave Plump returns the kickoff 19 yards … to the San Diego 22 yard line.

Bills defensive line is shifting… Gene Foster punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 3 yards on the play … its 2nd and 7 from the San Diego 25 yard line. Keith Lincoln … protecting the football … hits the line … stopped cold by the Bills for no gain … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 7. John Hadl is hit and dropped by Mike Stratton for a loss of 11 yards and fumbles the football …  Mike Stratton recovers the fumble for Buffalo.

Wray Carlton carries it … knocked over bowling pins litter the field … OH, HE HAD CLEAR SAILING … BUT LOST HIS FOOTING … a gain of 9 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 1 from the San Diego 5. Wray Carlton carries the ball … shifting to his right … keeps chugging away with a Chargers player clinging to his waist … and now downed … limited to a 1 yard gain on the play … it’s now 1st and goal from the San Diego 4.

There’s movement at the San Diego line as they jostle for position … Bobby Burnett tries the right side … and he’s dropped for no gain … it’s now 2nd and goal from the San Diego 4. Wray Carlton has the football … avoids a tackle … but the Chargers are all over him … a 1 yard gain … it’s now 3rd and goal from the San Diego 3. Jack Kemp on a keeper … he runs for a 3 yard touchdown … and Booth Lusteg’s point after is good!

Booth Lusteg with the kick … … a high lofted kick … and the Chargers will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone … Speedy Duncan will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go. John Hadl … with a quick toss to Gary Garrison … setting up the screen … and the blocking breaks down … he’s tackled after a small gain of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the San Diego 23 yard line. John Hadl … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s batted out of his hands … incomplete … good coverage by the Bills … … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 23. John Hadl … slant pass to Gene Foster … he pulls it in … but is held up and dropped at the San Diego 31 yard line … a gain of 8 yards. Buffalo with a heavy pass rush … John Hadl with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Jacque MacKinnon … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Bills … … great defensive coverage by the Bills on that play … it’s a loss of -6 yards … it’s 2nd and 16 from the San Diego 25 yard line. John Hadl … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s incomplete … Lance Alworth trapped it against the turf … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 16. John Hadl … lofts one for Gary Garrison… CAUGHT … and smashed to the turf at the San Diego 46 yard line … a gain of 21 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 46.Paul Lowe tries the left side … and he won’t even make it to line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … it’s 2nd and 13. John Hadl … sets up deep in the pocket … throws and hits Gene Foster at the Buffalo 41 … and Gene Foster is tackled at the Buffalo 40 yard line … gain of 17 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 40.

John Hadl … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s complete but no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 40. John Hadl … rolling out to the right … throws to Jacque MacKinnon … and it’s incomplete … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Buffalo 40. John Hadl drops back to pass … can’t find any one open … and now he’s going to run … back to the line of scrimmage … the Chargers now face a 4th and 10 from the Buffalo 40. From the 40 … the football will be spotted at the Buffalo 47 yard line and the Chargers are looking at a 47 yard field goal attempt and here’s Dick Van Raaphorst with the kick … and it … tails off to the right … NO GOOD!

Bobby Burnett … quickly over the line of scrimmage … leaps a tackle … but loses his footing and is hauled down … a pickup of 12 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 32. Bobby Burnett running to his right … and the Chargers swarm to meet him … and he’s held to a gain of 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the Buffalo 36 yard line. The Chargers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unnecessary Roughness) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Bills. It’s now 1st and 10 from the San Diego 49 yard line.                         Bobby Burnett gets around the right corner … down the sideline … and sent head-over-heels out-of-bounds … a nice pick up of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the San Diego 43.Bobby Burnett running left … filters through the line … trying to get his leg untangled … and now he’s hauled down after a decent pick up of 6 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 37. Bobby Burnett will carry it … trying to get to the outside … hit and sent reeling … behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 12 from the San Diego 39. Jack Kemp with a quick dump off to Elbert Dubenion at the San Diego 38 … spins off a tackle and heads for pay dirt … still going … finally tripped up at the San Diego 21 yard line … a pickup of 18 yards … a new set of downs.

San Diego with a heavy pass rush … Jack Kemp with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Bobby Burnett … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Chargers … … great defensive coverage by the Chargers on that play … it’s a loss of -1 yard … that sets up a 2nd and 11 from the San Diego 22. San Diego jumps offside … but get back before the snap … Wray Carlton carries it … good burst of speed … and now tripped and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 9 yards … it’s now 3rd and 2 from the San Diego 13. San Diego looking confused with the Bills set up … Wray Carlton carries it … gets through the line … and now tripped up … that’s a pickup of 9 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the San Diego 4.

~ 4th Quarter ~

Bobby Burnett … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and skids out-of-bounds … a gain of just 3 yards on the play … it’s now 2nd and goal from the San Diego 1. Wray Carlton is the ball carrier … he runs for a 1 yard touchdown … and Booth Lusteg’s point after is good !!

Booth Lusteg with the kick off … he drives this one deep … and San Diego has it … about 9 yards into their endzone … Speedy Duncan will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

Gene Foster gets through the line … and now he’s tripped up and brought down … the Bills did a good job in limiting him to a gain of 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the San Diego 26 yard line. Gene Foster feeling his way through the middle … finds a seam … breaks a tackle … and he’s wrapped up after a decent pick up of 9 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 35. Paul Lowe carries it … darts through a hole in the line … IT’S A FOOT RACE … trying to distance himself from the pack … still going … AND FINALLY CAUGHT FROM BEHIND … a big, BIG gain of 43 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 22. Keith Lincoln hits the line … and breaks through … shakes off a hit … and now he’s sent tumbling to the turf … a pickup of 12 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Buffalo 10. Paul Lowe lugs the football … trying to cut through the line … but the Bills keep the holes closed … no gain … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Buffalo 10. Gene Foster will carry it … trying to get to the outside … hit and sent reeling … behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Buffalo 12. John Hadl … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s incomplete … … that may have been tipped at the line by Buffalo … … the Chargers now face a 4th and goal to go from the Buffalo 12.

From the 12 … the football will be spotted at the Buffalo 19 yard line and the Chargers are looking at a 19 yard field goal attempt … and here’s Dick Van Raaphorst with the kick … and it’s … NO GOOD! … just wide of the left upright … the Chargers fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … Buffalo 14 …  and San Diego 7.

Wray Carlton carries it … off-tackle right side … breaks a tackle … passed the line of scrimmage … and brought down after a gain of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 30. The Chargers are showing blitz … Wray Carlton tries the right side … AND HE’S BURIED FOR NO GAIN … he’s fortunate he even made it back to the line of scrimmage … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 30 yard line. Bobby Burnett … good move at the line … stutter-step … and now he lunges forward … and is brought down … a pickup of 7 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 37. Wray Carlton will try the middle … NO WHERE TO GO … his front line just parted like the Red Sea … that will be a loss of -1 yard … the Bills now faces a 4th and 4 from the Buffalo 36. Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Paul Maguire takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Speedy Duncan … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 16 yard line.

 John Hadl with a 84 yard touchdown pass to Gary Garrison. And now the Chargers will setup for the conversion. The Bills are assessed a 1 yard penalty (Encroachment). That moves the football up to the Buffalo 1 yard line. San Diego will go for two points. Paul Lowe is stopped trying to run it in … the two-point conversion attempt is No good! Here’s Dick Van Raaphorst with the kick off … lot’s of leg behind this one … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Bills will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

Bobby Burnett feeling his way through the middle … finds a seam … breaks a tackle … and he’s wrapped up after a decent pick up of 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the Buffalo 26 yard line. Bobby Burnett forges his way straight-ahead … not much there … but he squeeze’s through the line … now he’s dumped with a hard hit … a gain of 5 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 31. Wray Carlton bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … that’s a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Buffalo 33 yard line. Bobby Burnett running it up the middle … NOTHING THERE … JUST A PILE OF BODIES… and San Diego holds him to no gain … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 33. San Diego with a heavy pass rush … Jack Kemp with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Bobby Burnett … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Chargers … … great defensive coverage by the Chargers on that play … it’s a loss of -6 yards … the Bills now face a 4th and 14 from the Buffalo 27. Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Paul Maguire takes the snap … and gets the punt away … Speedy Duncan … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 39 yard line.

John Hadl … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s CAUGHT !!! … … NO !!! … … HE’S RULED OUT-OF-BOUNDS … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 39 yard line. John Hadl throws right … Gary Garrison has it at the San Diego 42 … threads his way through traffic … and is downed at the Buffalo 48 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 48. John Hadl short toss to Gene Foster at the Buffalo 40 … he’s got a blocking entourage … … still going … and finally tripped up at the Buffalo 17 … a gain of 31 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 17.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

 John Hadl with a 17 yard touchdown pass to Lance Alworth on a fade route. And now the Chargers will setup for the conversion. Dick Van Raaphorst’s point after is good! Dick Van Raaphorst with the kick off … and the Bills will field it … at the Buffalo 4 … Charley Warner returns the kickoff 50 yards … to the San Diego 46 yard line. The Chargers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unnecessary Roughness) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Bills. It’s now 1st and 10 from the San Diego 31 yard line. Jack Kemp … heads toward the sideline … now lobs it to Elbert Dubenion … and he’s crunched at the San Diego 25 yard line … a pickup of 6 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the San Diego 25. Wray Carlton … delayed draw … bursts through the line … but he’s horse-collared and hauled down from behind … that’ll be a pick up of 3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 1 from the San Diego 22.

01:15 – TIME-OUT – The Buffalo Bills call their 1st Time-Out.

Bobby Burnett running it up the middle … NOTHING THERE … JUST A PILE OF BODIES… and San Diego holds him to no gain … the Bills now face a 4th and 1 from the San Diego 22.The Chargers shift their defensive line … Wray Carlton carries the football … hit in the back-field … and driven to the turf … right at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … short of the 1st down … Buffalo turns it over on downs … and the Chargers have the football at the San Diego 22 yard line.

Gene Foster carries it up the middle … hit behind the line … and somehow manages to make it to the line of scrimmage … a solid effort … but no gain in the stat column … and that does it … the final score … the San Diego Chargers 20 and the Buffalo Bills 14.

Actual Score: San Diego 17 at Buffalo 17
APBA Replay Score: San Diego 20 at Buffalo 14

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