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L.A. Chargers 29, Houston 23
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 7, 2010
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Mike Carey
Attendance: 70886

Philip Rivers threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers outslugged the Houston Texans, 29-23, on Sunday.

Veteran tight end Randy McMichael started in place of injured Antonio Gates and caught two touchdown passes and rookie Seyi Ajirotutu caught two more for the Chargers (3-5), who have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Rivers threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter, but it was the Texans who claimed a 20-14 lead after Arian Foster scored his second touchdown of the half. Neil Rackers added a field goal just before halftime.

Houston (4-4) stretched it to 23-14 with a field goal in the third before San Diego began to jump back in.

Rivers found McMichael down the middle with a 12-yard scoring pass three minutes later to give San Diego a 23-21 lead. The Chargers took the lead in the fourth quarter with 5:17 left in the game when Rivers and Ajirotutu hooked up for a 28-yard score.

The Texans had a chance with under two minutes left but Matt Schaub’s pass went off Andre Johnson’s knee and was picked off by Paul Oliver in the red zone to seal the win.

Top Game Performances
L.A. Chargers   Houston
Ryan Mathews Player Arian Foster
9 Attempts 27
42 Yards 127
4.7 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 2
11 Long 15
L.A. Chargers   Houston
Seyi Ajirotutu Player Arian Foster
4 Receptions 4
111 Yards 70
27.8 Avg Yards 17.5
2 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 33
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
L.A. Chargers 367 77 290 4 0 1 2.0 1
Houston 407 140 267 2 3 1 1.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Texans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Chargers will play their next game at home against Denver. The Chargers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.