Chargers win ninth straight

With 29 seconds left in the contest Philip Rivers connected on just his tenth pass – but it was the one that propelled San Diego to a 20-17 win.

Rivers struggled to a 1-for-10 mark in the first half and the only reception of the day went for a nine-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson. LaDainian Tomlinson ripped off a 62-yard run to setup the score.

After building a 10-0 lead on a Nate Kaeding field goal, Seattle scored 17 of the next 20 points. Kaeding's next field goal was sandwiched around two Shaun Alexander touchdown runs. He scored from 33 and nine yards before Josh Brown laced a 33-yard field goal through the uprights for a 17-13 Seahawks lead.

But it was the Chargers who struck the final blow. They got the ball back with two minutes to go and Rivers would come through. He hit on three of four passes, hitting Jackson over the middle for a 37-yard touchdown and the eventual win.

Jackson caught five passes for 97 yards with his two touchdowns. LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 123 yards and two of Rivers ten completions (10-for-30 for 181 yards) went for touchdowns.

Clinton Hart intercepted two Matt Hasselbeck passes but neither setup a Chargers scoring drive. Shawne Merriman had three sacks and Jacques Cesaire added two quarterback takedowns. Merriman has 15.5 sacks on the year and Cesaire has 4.5.

The Chargers set a franchise record for wins with their 13th and will clinch homefield throughout the payoffs with a win next week against Arizona.


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