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Bolts suffer power outage versus Bills in Buffalo

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BFISA, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2008/oct/19/bolts-suffer-power-outage-buffalo/?chargers

    By Kevin Acee

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – In an old stadium on the banks of Lake Erie, a somewhat eerie game, played largely without electricity, brought the Chargers to an uncomfortable reality.

    The season is not over, but its sun is beginning to set.

    "This isn't a slow start anymore," defensive end Luis Castillo said. "We're seven games into this thing. We've got to find a way sooner or later, because there's not that much time left."

    The Buffalo Bills yesterday took advantage of three turnovers by Philip Rivers and the ample time given their own quarterback, beating the Chargers 23-14 and dropping the erstwhile AFC favorites back under .500 (3-4) on the season.

    The game was delayed three times due to a power outage caused by balloons tangled in a nearby power line. It lent to a quick and quiet game that was for a large portion of the first half and some of the second half played without a clock, scoreboard or public address system.

    The upstart Bills (5-1) had labeled this their biggest test of the season coming in.

    "This was definitely a statement game for us," said Bills quarterback Trent Edwards, who completed 25 of his 30 passes. "We beat a pretty good opponent by nine points."

    The Chargers only hope it was not a definitive statement about them.

    They dressed quietly and quickly and boarded buses to the airport for a seven-hour flight to London.

    "We're at a point now where you've got to decide where you want go and are we going to get it done," safety Clinton Hart said. "We've got a long flight to think about it."
     
  2. y2craig

    y2craig BoltTalker

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    The best part of the power outage was the game being played without commercial stoppage time.

    There I am watching the warm ups when all the sudden there is this loud popping sound and then there is a plume of smoke rising from behind the scoreboard. No lights, no loud annoying music, but the show went on as they managed to get the power on in time.


    After reading some of the rantings at the link provided about our receivers being open most of the time - I cannot help but mention how many of us Bills fans were griping how your receivers were wide open as well. I guess none of us will be happy.
     
  3. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    True dat.
     

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