Rivers led a ten-play, 69-yard drive, completing a key 22-yard pass to Eric Parker on second and 20. He was also aided by a 28-yard run from LaDainian Tomlinson. The Bolts score came on a fourth and one play from the six. Tomlinson cut behind his linemen and willed himself into the end zone, setting a new Chargers record for most touchdowns in a season with 20.
Starter Drew Brees was ineffective while he was on the field. He ended the day 8-for-14 for 68 yards and the lost fumble. He also threw a ball into the chest of a Denver defender, which was dropped.
Rivers was intercepted with less than five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, leading to Bell's third touchdown run of the day and a 23-7 lead.
His official tally was 12-for-20 for 115 yards with an interception and two fumbles.