--In addition to recording 11 tackles (nine solo), CB Quentin Jammer grabbed his second interception of the season. Midway through the second quarter, Indianapolis' Peyton Manning threw a pass intended for WR Marvin Harrison only to have Jammer slyly undercut Harrison's route to grab the ball.
This marked a crucial swing as Jammer snagged the pick at San Diego's 11-yard line, squashing a promising drive by Indy. On the Bolts' subsequent possession, Philip Rivers led the team on nine-play drive that ended in a 39-yard TD to Vincent Jackson It was Jackson's fifth score of the season, one shy of a career-high.
--Going head-to-head with the two-time league MVP, Rivers gave a statistically superior performance. Rivers completed 24-of-31 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions; Manning hit 32-of-44 passes for 255 yards. Rivers' 77.4 percent completion percentage was the highest he has recorded all season. The Chargers outgained the Colts on the night, 394-341.
WR Chris Chambers
What Didn't Work
--The Colts' 51-yard field goal on the final play of the game gave Indy a 23-30 victory, marking the fourth time this season the Chargers (4-7) have lost a game in the last 30 seconds. It is also the third time this year the Bolts have fallen by three points or fewer.
--On San Diego's opening drive of the second half, the Bolts drove the ball to the Indianapolis 14-yard line. However, Indy stemmed the attack when Robert Mathis beat Jeromey Clary off the edge, hit Rivers and forced a fumble. Clary was in way over his head against the speedy Mathis.
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson has scored just one touchdown in the last seven games and has topped 100 yards only twice this season. LT marked six games of 100-plus yards last season; however, four of those games came between Weeks 13-17.
--The Bolts once again collected more penalties than their opponents. San Diego was flagged five times for 37 yards versus the Colts' three penalties for 15 yards. Of course, one questionable pass interference call of 17 yards and one fabricated interference call of 5 yards didn't help matters.
The Bolts will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. The game will mark the return of Michael Turner to San Diego, where he spent the first four years of his career. Turner is one of only three running backs to have already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing.