Edwards' interception on Sunday led to a scoring drive and a seven point lead early in the game. It also prevented the Colts from scoring any points, at least a ten point swing in the game.
"Our defense made a strong stop with the interception that Donnie made," head coach Marty Schottenheimer said.
It was a turning point for the Chargers in the first half. They were able to come back and put seven points on the board and take the crowd out of the game early on.
Edwards forced a fumble on Manning in the second quarter but the Colts recovered the ball.
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The Bolts sacked Manning four times on Sunday. He had only been sacked nine times through his first 14 games coming into the game.
Foley added a sack late in the fourth quarter which forced the Colts to miss a field goal. Foley again sacked Manning, his third of the game, in the fourth quarter. Ben Leber was the last player to have three sacks in a game, getting three against Houston on September 15, 2002. Foley has the most sacks by a Charger linebacker since Junior Seau in 1997.
Brees entered the game as the NFL's best when it comes to fourth quarter passing. He was 46-of-69 for 597 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions for a rating of 122.7 before Sunday's play. He went 3-of-8 for 45 yards on Sunday with an interception and a lost fumble which teammate Shane Olivea recovered.
Kaeding's seven points on Sunday raised his season total to 108 points, breaking the old record of most points scored by a rookie, previously owned by Dennis Partee (1968). Partee had scored a team-record 106 points as a rookie, setting it in 14 games.