Tony Martin was the last Charger receiver to catch three touchdowns in the same game. On September 28 against Baltimore, Martin caught three touchdowns. Kellen Winslow caught five in one game back in 1981 and Lance Alworth had a four touchdown game in 1968.
Gates hauled in five passes on the day and now has 54 receptions on the year. He actually missed a pass from Keenan McCardell that could have been his fourth touchdown. The replay showed he may have gotten both feet in bounds but the coaching staff did not challenge the play.
His quarterback rating was 119.8 on Sunday and for the year his rating is 127.8 at home.
"We have so many guys who are producing," said Brees. "It is almost like there is not enough to go around. We try to design plays to spread the ball around and keep the defense off-balance."
To a reporter who asked Brees if the team has enough talent to go deep into the playoffs:
"Have you been watching on Sunday's?"
"It is big." Foley said of his forced fumble. "We know as a defensive unit we have to go out there and keep pressure on the quarterback."
Foley also contributed to a safety. He was held by Wayne Gandy in the end zone, an automatic safety.
Wilson has two interceptions this year. In his tenth year in the league, Wilson has never had more than one in any year.
"Me being one of the older guys in the secondary, I try and let those younger guys know that it is going to fall on us," Wilson said.
"It let everyone know that we are here to win," rookie offensive tackle Shane Olivea said.
The Bolts score forty points for the second straight game. You have to go back to 1986 to find the last time the Chargers scored forty points in two different games during a full season and 1985 was the last time the Chargers scored forty or more points in successive games.
Zeke Moreno left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. After the game, Moreno's prognosis was not known. He will be reevaluated early in the week.
Justin Peelle has an ankle injury but figured to be fine after the bye week.