Donald Brown, who had never carried the ball more than 18 times in a game in his pro career, carried it 31 times and also caught five passes. His workload was upped when Danny Woodhead left with a leg or ankle injury that will reportedly have him missing months, if not the rest of the season, after undergoing surgery.
Malcom Floyd, who is thought to be the team's #2 WR and third or fourth or fifth option in the passing offense, led the team in receiving yards after hauling in two catches for 49 yards each. Ladarius Green, who has been a ghost through the first two weeks of the season, led the team in receptions with four catches for 64 yards. Eddie Royal caught two touchdown passes.
However, the biggest factor in winning this game was the San Diego Chargers defense. They sacked E.J. Manuel three times (for 33 yards), and held the Bills passing offense to 5 yards per attempt. Buffalo had the ball ten times and scored points just twice, compared to the Chargers offense that had the ball ten times and scored four time.
Even without Melvin Ingram, and missing Brandon Flowers for much of the game, the pass rush was mostly consistent and the play-calling was solid. John Pagano had a fine game as the team's Defensive Coordinator.
The Chargers won the time of possession battle, and gave up 56 fewer yards via penalty, and neither team turned the ball over. San Diego won this game by not making mistakes and letting their superior talent do the heavy lifting. They should have a similar game plan against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.