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Balanced attack allows Chargers to bolt by Jacksonville; 38-14

The Bolts cruised their way back into the AFC West picture – at least for now.

Philip Rivers passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns, scorching Jacksonville’s shaky secondary early and often, as the San Diego Chargers torched the Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night to halt a six-game losing skid.

Rivers completed 22 of 28 tosses – connecting with Vincent Brown, Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd for long scores – before sitting out the final few minutes.

The San Diego signal caller finished with a 146.1 QB rating, his highest of the season.

It was quite the easy win for the Bolts, who scored on five of their first six drives.

After outscoring Jacksonville 10-0 in the first quarter, the Jaguars answered back with two touchdowns to take a 14-10 advantage in the second quarter.

Rivers then responded with two scoring strikes to end the first half, putting the Chargers back ahead 24-14 at halftime.

A 52-yard hookup with Malcom Floyd, who led the team with 108 yards receiving, gave the club a 31-14 early in the third quarter.

Ryan Mathews, who had 112 yards on only 13 carries, capped off the night with a 31-yard scamper to paydirt in the fourth quarter.

Pinpoint accuracy: Rivers only threw six incomplete passes, going 22 for 28 on the night.

Next: Sunday December 11 vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:15 PT.


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