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Rivers throws 2 TD passes to Royal in leading Chargers to 22-10 win over Bills

  • San Diego Chargers running back Donald Brown (34) stiff arms Buffalo Bills' Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    San Diego Chargers running back Donald Brown (34) stiff arms Buffalo Bills' Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) breaks away from Buffalo Bills' Jarius Wynn (92) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) breaks away from Buffalo Bills' Jarius Wynn (92) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (26) breaks up a pass to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (26) breaks up a pass to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Eddie Royal in leading the San Diego Chargers to a 22-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Malcom Floyd had two catches for 98 yards, and the Chargers overcame the loss of running back Danny Woodhead, who hurt his right ankle in the first quarter. Donald Brown stepped in and finished with 31 carries for 62 yards and five catches for 27 yards.

Rivers was 18 of 25 for 256 yards.

The Chargers are off to a 2-1 start for the third time in four years. They built on the momentum of last week's 30-21 home win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Fred Jackson scored on an 11-yard catch for Buffalo (2-1), which blew an opportunity to get off to a 3-0 start for only the third time since 1993.

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