4:15 PM ET, September 19, 2010
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Philip Rivers throws for 334 yards as Chargers bounce back to beat Jaguars
SAN DIEGO -- Cornerback Antoine Cason leaped for the ball as if he were a wide receiver, and the turnover derby was on.Cason and the San Diego Chargers forced the Jacksonville Jaguars into six turnovers, and Philip Rivers threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-13 victory in their home opener Sunday.The turnovers tied Jacksonville's team record and led to 17 points for the Chargers, who committed three turnovers and had a punt blocked.
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• Antonio Gates caught two touchdowns passes, giving him 62 for his career, tying him with Shannon Sharpe for second most by a tight end in NFL history.
• San Diego's Philip Rivers threw for 334 yards, his 15th 300-yard game of his career.
• Rivers tossed three touchdown passes Sunday and has thrown at least one in 15 straight games.
• Jaguars quarterback David Garrard matched his career-high with four interceptions.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Turner said he gave game balls to the families of former coach Don Coryell and former defensive lineman Gary "Big Hands" Johnson, who died during the summer. ... The crowd was announced as 62,691. The Chargers' streak of sellouts was snapped at 48, including playoffs, and the game was blacked out locally. It was the first Chargers' blackout since November 2004. ... The blocked punt was only the second of Scifres' career.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||8.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||4-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:46||Mike Tolbert 2 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 74 yds, 3:18
|FG||5:33||Josh Scobee 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 18 yds, 2:33
|TD||11:38||Antonio Gates 9 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 30 yds, 2:10
|FG||2:00||Josh Scobee 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 14 yds, 3:42
|TD||0:14||Antonio Gates 4 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 87 yds, 1:45
|FG||4:59||Nate Kaeding 41 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 44 yds, 4:21
|TD||13:21||Mike Tolbert 1 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 58 yds, 2:18
|TD||8:14||Malcom Floyd 54 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 63 yds, 2:08
|TD||0:41||Mike Sims-Walker 3 Yard Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 53 yds, 2:34