They are also the first team in NFL history to win four straight games despite allowing 24 points or more.
The Bolts took a seven point lead in the waning seconds of the first quarter on Sunday night when LaDainian Tomlinson punched it in from five yards out to cap a 99-yard drive, their longest scoring drive of the season. Rivers went 5-for-5 for 59 yards on the drive.
Denver took advantage of missed tackles and answered with an 88-yard drive to tie the game. Fifty-six yards came via the ground game, including a 26-yard scamper from Damien Nash before Mike Bell ran it in from three-yards out.
Brandon Marshall made a fingertip catch across the middle of the field for 33 yards before Nash took over. Nash rushed for 46 yards on three carries with each going for ten yards or more and Bell added his second rushing touchdown of the game to give Denver the lead.
On the ensuing Chargers possession, Rivers threw his second interception of the game but this one was returned for a touchdown by Darrent Williams to extend Denver's lead to 24-7.
Michael Turner had a 40-yard kickoff return and Rivers connected on four straight passes to put the ball at the three-yard line. Tomlinson went unhindered into the end zone for his second touchdown of the game and the 100th of his career, becoming the fastest player in NFL history to reach the century mark in touchdowns.
One minute and 19 seconds later the Chargers had cut the deficit to three points. Tomlinson swung out of the backfield and ran right up the seam. Rivers saw him breaking free past the defenders and hit him in stride for a 51-yard touchdown – the 101st touchdown of his young career.
Jason Elam added a 39-yard field goal to push the Denver lead to 27-21.
The Chargers finally went to someone other than Tomlinson for their touchdown needs to take their second lead of the game. Vincent Jackson tapped his toes in the back of the end zone on a five-yard fade route to put the Bolts up 28-27. Rivers connected with Antonio Gates three times on the drive for 32 yards. Gates had just two catches coming into the drive.
Tomlinson added his fourth touchdown of the game and third rushing touchdown of the contest to extend the lead to eight points, 35-27.
Denver had one final possession and despite the Chargers best effort to give them yards with penalties, Plummer would fumble on the final play of the game as the clock ran out.