Regular season week 13-San Diego Chargers 38 Jacksonville Jaguars 14
In their first game without principal Del Rio,South Jacksonville High goes down to the San Diego JV
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Philip Rivers threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, burning Jacksonville's depleted secondary early and often, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Chargers (5-7) could have used Rivers' turnaround sooner. The three-time Pro Bowl selection leads the NFL in interceptions (17) and turnovers (21), and was a key part of San Diego's disappointing season.
He was nearly perfect against Jacksonville (3-9), adding to the team's tumultuous week.
Rivers completed 22 of 28 passes -- hooking up with Vincent Brown, Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd for long scores -- before sitting out the final few minutes. He finished with a 146.1 QB rating, his highest of the season.
The Chargers scored on five of their first six drives, then sent most of the home crowd scrambling for the exits with Ryan Mathews' 31-yard TD run in the fourth.
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