OK, maybe that "things can only go up" line was a little premature. But after Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman threw three interceptions in the first quarter, maybe only throwing two in the second quarter was progress. And at least no one got seriously injured this time.
Peterman threw his fourth and fifth interceptions of the game in the second quarter, passing Tyrod Taylor's season mark (three) in less than 20 minutes of game time while the Los Angeles Chargers blew the game wide open.
Coach Anthony Lynn's offense added three touchdowns and two field goals in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 37-7 while the Bills defense was on the field for 11 minutes, 44 seconds. Quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen connected for two touchdowns in the quarter, bringing Allen's first-half line to nine receptions for 123 yards.
The Bills' four drives in the second quarter went one play (interception), three plays (punt), three plays (punt) and two plays (interception). Peterman completed six passes to Bills players in the first half and five to Chargers.
Historic half: The last Bills player to throw five interceptions in one game was Joe Ferguson in 1983; Peterman accomplished that in one half. The team record for one player is six, set by Ferguson in 1974. Meanwhile, it was the highest scoring first-half in Chargers history.