Bills vs. Chargers after Steelers beat Bengals; Scores, highlights, news, inactives and live updates

Josh Allen and the Bills are playing to keep their playoff hopes alive. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)

For the Buffalo Bills, every remaining game is almost a playoff game. The 8-6 Bills are playing like that, some of the best football down the stretch of the regular season. Will the Los Angeles Chargers revive after firing head coach Brandon Staley? Buffalo can't take their opponents lightly considering the playoff picture in the AFC.

There was good news for Buffalo earlier Saturday when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Bengals to drop Cincinnati 8-7 and below the Bills in the AFC playoff picture. Saturday's game against the Chargers will go a long way in determining Buffalo's postseason status.

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  • The Chargers get inside the Bills' 20 on a turnover but settle for a 40-yard field goal by Cameron Dicker.

    The Bills' lead was cut to 14-13.

  • Josh Allen threw an NFL-high 15 interceptions this year, matching Washington's Sam Howell.

  • Josh Allen takes a deep shot and is intercepted by LA's Alohi Gilman near midfield!

  • The Chargers didn't get very far in their first half. The Bills will take over at their own 10 after the race.

  • The 2nd half begins in Los Angeles. The Chargers start with the ball.

  • Remember, the Bills are in control of their own playoff rule. But they have to win tonight to keep that control.

  • The Chargers allowed the final 38 seconds to run off the clock. A nice turnaround for Buffalo after a scary start.

  • Josh Allen caps a run-heavy 63-yard drive around right end with a two-and-a-half touchdown run. After digging out of a 10-0 hole, the Bills led 14-10 with 38 seconds to go before halftime.

  • Leonard Fournette — elevated from the practice squad for Saturday's game — snaps the ball in the red zone for Buffalo.

  • The Bills force a punt and have a chance to tie or take the lead before halftime. 10-7, 4:29 remaining Chargers. Buffalo will start at its own 37 ball.

  • It was a game changer. Josh Allen fights to keep the game alive before Gabe Davis throws a deep ball for a 57-yard touchdown. One play, and the Bills cut their deficit to 10-7.

  • Big stop for the Bills. The Chargers go 3-and-out after starting inside their own 10. Good field position for the Bills, and they start their fourth possession at their own 43. Can they capitalize?

  • The Bills punt again after gaining 15 yards in five plays. Buffalo had three possessions, three punts and a 10-0 deficit early in the second quarter.

  • Chargers capitalize on turnover. Easton sticks and runs it for a 1-yard touchdown to cap a 27-yard drive. 10-0 Chargers in the second quarter, alarms going off in Buffalo.

  • Welp. Bills will not score after dismissal. Bills returner Deonte Hardy was sacked on the punt return, and the Chargers recovered deep in Buffalo territory. Big early problem here for the Bills. The Chargers lead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter and have a chance to add more.

  • Cam Lewis comes up with a sack of Easton Stick on third down to get the ball back for Buffalo. The Bills are under pressure to score.

  • Bills seemed to have an Easton stick interference. But a holding penalty on cornerback Christian Benford on the other side of the field negated that. The Chargers led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Another short Bills drive ends with a ball. They stall after gaining 25 yards on their second drive, and the Chargers have the ball back for a 3-0 lead. A start to a high-stakes game for Buffalo.

  • The Chargers stop in the red zone. Cameron Dicker's 20-yard field goal gave the Chargers a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

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