Malcom Floyd saw his most significant playing time of the season and made the most of it, catching three passes for 75 yards, including a career-long 49-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter. On the opposite side of the field, Vincent Jackson stole the show with five catches for a career-best 134 yards and a TD.
"Vincent has just grown and grown and grown," Norv Turner said. "He's having a heck of a year. There was the play in Miami last week that helped us stay in the game. Then tonight, he was a big part of why we were able to score points."
Antonio Gates also made an impact with four catches for 35 yards and a score. All in all, seven different players caught passes from Rivers.
CB Quentin Jammer
The defensive player of the game was Quentin Jammer. Not only did Jammer snag his first interception of the season, but he rendered Randy Moss a non-factor, limiting him to three catches for 26 yards. In Moss' last two games against San Diego, he's combined for just four catches for 44 yards.
The runaway victory capped a best-case Sunday for the Chargers. In earlier action, the Denver Broncos lost at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-17, and the Oakland Raiders lost on the road to the New Orleans Saints, 34-3.
The Chargers can only hope their drubbing of the Patriots helps motivate New England, as the Pats host the Broncos on Monday Night Football next week. The Chargers travel to Buffalo next week to play the first-place Bills.