At least the Los Angeles-area fans who elected to stay home missed the horror show that was Kellen Clemens, currently the No. 2 quarterback on the Chargers depth chart, behind starter Philip Rivers.
Clemens threw two interceptions the first was returned for a touchdown by Seattle linebacker Terence Garvin, the second led to a Seahawks field goal. Then, a botched handoff by Clemens was recovered by the Seahawks, and rookie running back Chris Carson scored from 1-yard out on the next play.
In between his two interceptions, Clemens did connect with Travis Benjamin on a 74-yard touchdown pass. But the backup QB, with his three turnovers, was the primary culprit of his team’s 34-17 halftime deficit.
Steelers rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was diagnosed with a concussion after leaving his first NFL preseason game in the first quarter.
Giants safety Duke Ihenacho left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.
Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Griffin left Tampa Bay’s game against the Bengals in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.
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Authentic Kids Will Lutz Jersey San Francisco wideout Aaron Burbridge left the game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury.
No question it will be tough sledding for a team that again figures to finish somewhere in between the NFL’s best and worst.
Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of the Bills’ 2017 regular-season schedule, and how it could play out.
The Bills are fortunate to draw the Jets in what should be a tone-setting win in the season opener. The honeymoon won’t last long, though, when the team heads south for Sean McDermott’s return to Charlotte, N.C., where the Panthers await, eager to make up for a disappointing 2016. A Week 3 meeting with the Broncos is winnable. Denver has a new coach of its own in Vance Joseph and questions at quarterback, so Buffalo will have a chance at home.