After an upsetting last minute loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Chargers returned to Qualcomm Stadium for a record-setting win against Dallas this past Sunday, September 29. Quarterback Philip Rivers was 35 of 42, setting an NFL record for high completion rate at 83.3 percent for a 401-yard passing game.
“This was a huge game,” Rivers said on the team’s Twitter page, “I feel comfortable with the offense and the way we are operating.”
The two teams played a tough game in the first half, but the Chargers clearly took control in the second half with 20 unanswered points against the Cowboys.
The Chargers defense started the game hot-on-their-toes with two sacks by Kendall Reyes and Cory Liuget of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Rivers threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Danny Woodhead, but the Cowboys responded with a 5-yard touchdown by Dez Bryant, tying the score 7-7 by the second quarter.
The Chargers’ Richard Marshall sealed the team’s victory when he recovered a fumbled ball by Cowboys’ receiver Terrance Williams inches away from goal line. Outside linebacker Dwight Freeney was injured with a torn quadriceps during the game, according to the team’s website.
The big win gave the Chargers a spark they hope to keep ignited for future games. “I think winning can be contagious,” Rivers said on the team’s Twitter page after the game.
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