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Rivers tosses 3 TDs to help Chargers over Texans 21-13

HOUSTON (AP) San Diego's Philip Rivers read all week about the Texans being 5-0 at home. He decided the Chargers should be the ones to end their perfect record in Houston.

''I don't like getting caught up in too much bulletin-board stuff, but I liked that, the fact this team was unbeaten at home, so let's go change that,'' Rivers said. ''It was in my head all week that we could stop the streak.''

Rivers did just that, throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns to give the Chargers a 21-13 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Sunday. Dontrelle Inman had 119 yards receiving and a touchdown to help San Diego (5-6) to the victory.

The Texans (6-5) were done in by four turnovers, including three interceptions by Brock Osweiler . He was so bad Sunday that coach Bill O'Brien was asked twice after the game if he'd considered benching him for backup Tom Savage.

O'Brien said he wouldn't be benched but didn't elaborate, and Osweiler took the blame for the loss.

''I need to play better for us to win,'' he said. ''I feel like our team gave us the opportunity to win today and I didn't play up to what I'm capable of doing, and that's on me and I'll get that cleaned up.''

The Chargers were up by four in the fourth quarter when Rivers evaded the rush and delivered a 25-yard pass to Inman. Kareem Jackson was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the play, leaving San Diego at the 12-yard line. Rivers delivered a touchdown pass to rookie Hunter Henry on the next play to push the lead to 21-10.

Osweiler's second interception came after that when he badly overthrew C.J. Fiedorowicz and Dwight Lowery made the easy grab.

Houston added a field goal with 37 seconds left and recovered an onside kick. But Osweiler's first shot at the end zone was knocked down, and the second one was intercepted as time expired.

It was yet another shaky performance for Osweiler, who has struggled in his first year in Houston after leaving to Denver to sign a $72 million contract. He has 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Despite his inconsistent play and a second straight loss, the Texans still have a 1/2 game lead on Tennessee in the weak AFC South .

Houston was driving in the third quarter when Lamar Miller fumbled at the end of a 20-yard run. He was initially ruled down, but San Diego challenged the call and it was overturned. But it didn't matter much as an interception by Quintin Demps gave Houston the ball back four plays later.

The Texans had a first down at the 6-yard line on their next drive before the offense stalled and they settled for a 19-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-10 early in the fourth quarter.

Rivers found a wide-open Inman for a 52-yard touchdown pass that tied it at 7 in the second quarter. Osweiler was intercepted by Casey Hayward on the next drive, and San Diego took a 14-7 lead when Rivers connected with Tyrell Williams on a 21-yard scoring pass.

''Our defense has done an outstanding job ... of creating turnovers,'' San Diego coach Mike McCoy said. ''We've made the most of those opportunities.''

The Texans led 7-0 after a 1-yard touchdown run by Osweiler in the second quarter. Rookie Will Fuller had a 33-yard reception on that drive to put Houston in scoring position.

COMIC RELIEF

At the conclusion of the first quarter referee Jeff Triplette turned on his microphone to announce that it was the end of the third quarter. He immediately realized his mistake and corrected himself while laughing and smiling.

CHASING 1,000

San Diego's second-year RB Melvin Gordon had 70 yards rushing on Sunday to leave him 92 yards away from reaching 1,000 yards for the first time. The last time the Chargers had a 1,000-yard rusher was in 2013 when Ryan Mathews had 1,255 yards.

MISSING OUT

San Diego rookie fullback Derek Watt was disappointed he missed a chance to play against his brother J.J. Watt on Sunday with the Texans star defensive end out for the season after back surgery.

''Obviously that would have been a pretty special experience,'' Derek Watt said. ''We never had that opportunity in athletic competition outside of just messing around stuff.''

UP NEXT

Chargers : Host Tampa Bay next Sunday.

Texans : Play their next two on the road, starting with a trip to Green Bay next Sunday.

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Key Players
P. Rivers 17 QB
242 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, INT
25
FPTS
B. Osweiler 17 QB
246 PaYds, 3 INTs, 23 RuYds, RuTD
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:14
N.Novak 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
9
plays
60
yds
2:03
pos
21
13
Point After TD 9:52
J.Lambo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 9:52
P.Rivers pass short right to H.Henry for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:17
pos
20
10
Field Goal 14:09
N.Novak 19 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
9
plays
36
yds
5:28
pos
14
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:54
J.Lambo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 1:54
P.Rivers pass deep middle to Ty.Williams for 21 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
63
yds
2:53
pos
13
7
Point After TD 6:44
J.Lambo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:44
P.Rivers pass deep left to D.Inman for 52 yards, TOUCHDOWN [W.Mercilus].
6
plays
74
yds
4:27
pos
6
7
Point After TD 11:11
N.Novak extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:11
B.Osweiler up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
72
yds
5:16
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:59 30:01
1st Downs 18 22
Rushing 5 6
Passing 9 14
Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Conv 4-11 4-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 302 353
Total Plays 49 65
Avg Gain 6.2 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 67 114
Rush Attempts 18 27
Avg Rush Yards 3.7 4.2
Net Yards Passing 235 239
Comp. - Att. 22-30 22-37
Yards Per Pass 7.8 6.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-7 1-7
Penalties - Yards 10-78 9-58
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 3 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 4
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-1
Int. Thrown 1 3
Punts - Avg 6-48.7 4-47.3
Return Yards 63 29
Punts - Returns 1-11 3-27
Kickoffs - Returns 1-26 0-0
Int. - Returns 3-26 1-2
Kicking 3/4 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 0/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Chargers 5-6 0140721
Texans 6-5 070613
235 PASS YDS 239
67 RUSH YDS 114
302 TOTAL YDS 353
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 242 3 1 116.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 3128 23 12 93.9
P. Rivers 22/30 242 3 1 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
234 908 9
M. Gordon 17 70 0 18 8
K. Farrow 27 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 55 0
K. Farrow 1 -3 0 -3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Inman 15 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 119 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 527 2
D. Inman 6 6 119 1 52 17
Ty. Williams 16 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 8 70 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 790 5
Ty. Williams 14 8 70 1 21 13
H. Henry 86 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 371 5
H. Henry 3 2 20 1 12 8
M. Gordon 28 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 365 2
M. Gordon 4 4 19 0 10 8
T. Benjamin 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 522 3
T. Benjamin 2 1 8 0 8 0
J. Butler 88 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 11 0
J. Butler 1 1 6 0 6 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Perryman 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-11 1 1.0
D. Perryman 6-4 0.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
J. Addae 6-2 0.0 0 0
K. Toomer 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-9 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-14 0 0.0
K. Toomer 4-9 0.0 0 0
J. Bosa 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-7 0 4.5
J. Bosa 4-3 0.5 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-7 6 0.0
C. Hayward 3-2 0.0 1 0
C. Mager 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 1 0.0
C. Mager 2-5 0.0 0 0
D. Lowery 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-9 1 0.0
D. Lowery 2-2 0.0 1 1
A. Phillips 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-9 1 0.0
A. Phillips 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Square 71 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
D. Square 1-1 0.5 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-12 0 0.0
K. Emanuel 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Perry 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
J. Perry 1-0 0.0 0 1
M. Ingram 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-7 0 6.0
M. Ingram 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
D. Philon 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. McGrath 84 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
S. McGrath 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Benjamin 12 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Benjamin 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. McCoil 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-4 1 0.0
D. McCoil 0-0 0.0 1 0
C. Liuget 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-5 0 0.0
C. Liuget 0-2 0.0 0 0
Tr. Williams 42 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
Tr. Williams 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Lambo 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
21/24 32/35
J. Lambo 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Kaser 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 48.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 45.4 16
D. Kaser 6 48.7 3 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Burse 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 26 0
I. Burse 1 26.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Burse 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 9.8 21 0
I. Burse 1 11.0 11 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Osweiler 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.5% 246 0 3 45.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.5% 2307 12 13 72.2
B. Osweiler 22/37 246 0 3 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Miller 26 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 57 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
211 881 3
L. Miller 19 57 0 20 4
B. Osweiler 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 23 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 112 1
B. Osweiler 3 23 1 21 11
A. Hunt 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 69 0
A. Hunt 2 19 0 16 1
J. Grimes 41 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 37 0
J. Grimes 2 14 0 9 1
B. Miller 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
B. Miller 1 1 0 1 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Hopkins 10 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 610 3
D. Hopkins 10 5 70 0 19 7
W. Fuller 15 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 60 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 449 2
W. Fuller 6 4 60 0 33 6
C. Fiedorowicz 87 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 429 3
C. Fiedorowicz 6 4 42 0 16 4
R. Griffin 84 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 289 1
R. Griffin 5 4 36 0 15 3
L. Miller 26 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 151 1
L. Miller 4 3 18 0 11 4
B. Miller 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 99 1
B. Miller 3 1 12 0 12 1
S. Anderson 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 86 1
S. Anderson 1 1 8 0 8 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-40 0 4.0
B. McKinney 8-4 1.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-10 1 1.0
A. Bouye 5-2 0.0 0 0
K. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-6 1 0.0
K. Jackson 4-0 0.0 0 0
W. Mercilus 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-15 0 4.5
W. Mercilus 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. Cushing 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-16 0 0.0
B. Cushing 3-4 0.0 0 0
Q. Demps 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-11 2 0.0
Q. Demps 2-3 0.0 1 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-7 0 0.0
J. Joseph 2-0 0.0 0 0
W. Fuller 15 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Fuller 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hopkins 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Hopkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Bullough 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
M. Bullough 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-7 0 3.0
J. Clowney 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
R. Nelson 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Hal 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 1 1.0
A. Hal 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
E. Pleasant 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Heath 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Covington 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 0.0
C. Covington 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-7 0 1.0
D. Reader 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Peters 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
B. Peters 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Novak 8 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
23/28 17/18
N. Novak 2/2 45 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
48 48.4 17
S. Lechler 4 47.3 1 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
W. Fuller 15 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 9.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 18.5 67 1
W. Fuller 3 9.0 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SD 25 2:14 3 7 Punt
10:18 SD 20 3:49 5 37 Punt
3:44 SD 21 2:17 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:11 SD 26 4:27 6 74 TD
4:47 SD 37 2:53 5 63 TD
0:20 SD 49 0:20 4 15 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:02 SD 8 3:26 6 14 Punt
6:47 SD 21 2:10 3 0 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 SD 25 4:17 7 75 TD
9:04 SD 44 1:58 3 4 Punt
4:25 SD 38 2:08 5 11 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:46 HOU 18 2:28 5 29 Punt
6:29 HOU 5 2:45 5 21 Punt
1:27 HOU 28 5:16 10 72 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:44 HOU 25 1:57 4 24 INT
1:54 HOU 25 1:34 3 -8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 3:58 7 29 Punt
7:36 SD 48 0:49 2 25 Fumble
4:37 SD 38 5:28 9 36 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:52 HOU 25 0:48 2 16 INT
7:06 HOU 20 2:41 9 42 Downs
2:17 HOU 13 2:03 9 60 FG
0:14 SD 41 0:14 2 0 INT