Philip Rivers throws two TDs as Chargers rallying

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Philip Rivers has thrown for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the San Diego Chargers have pulled with a touchdown of the Oakland Raiders.

With the Oakland Raiders struggling to move the football in the second half, it has given the Chargers a slight opening to rally from a 17-point deficit. The Chargers got their first touchdown of the night on the first play of the fourth quarter as Rivers delivered a shovel pass to running back Danny Woodhead for a 5-yard touchdown as San Diego pulled within 24-10.

A three-and-out from the Raiders offense give the ball back to Rivers and they took advantage again. A 21-yard punt return from Eddie Royal gave the Chargers a short field and Rivers found the endzone just five plays later. Rivers connected with Keenan Allen for a 7-yard touchdown to bring the Chargers within a score at 24-17.

Oakland answered with a scoring drive to make it a two-score game with just over four minutes left to play. Sebastian Janikowski converted a 50-yard field goal try to extend their lead back to 10 points at 27-17.

7 responses to “Philip Rivers throws two TDs as Chargers rallying

  1. How did that taste, Charger fan? I’m talking to both of you. humb0lt is re-thinking his Arena League roster comments, and the other guy can’t comment because it’s past his bedtime.

  2. @Humbolt
    I’m a realist fan, My Raiders are a mess for sure but hopefully coming up. 50 years in the NFL and no Superbowls for the the Chargers. Al Davis at work there too, as is was Al Davis that got the Spanos to buy the Chargers, Al knew more than we know.
    “Al Davis is one of the main reasons our family is in the NFL today. Al approached my dad (Alex Spanos) about getting involved in the NFL and was very helpful to us through the process. He had great insight into the league, both the product on the field and the business off the field. He saw the potential for growth. He was very much a visionary. Our family will always be grateful to Al for his friendship.

    “Al is also a big reason for the strong rivalry between the Raiders and the Chargers and its popularity among both teams’ fans. He personified the image and mystique of the Raiders, and that image has helped build the strength of our rivalries and the popularity of our game. There has been no one in the NFL like Al Davis.

    “The NFL and NFL fans everywhere – not just Raiders fans – owe Al Davis for helping to build the game we all love so much. He will be missed.”

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