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4-6, 2nd in AFC West
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Chargers' secondary comes up roses

The Chargers on Sunday became the first team to intercept five passes in the first half of a game since the Dolphins did so against the Steelers on Dec. 3, 1973. Joe Gilliam, Pittsburgh's starting QB that night, was picked off three times before Terry Bradshaw came in and was intercepted twice more before halftime. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Rivers and Allen caught fire Sunday

Philip Rivers has thrown to Keenan Allen often this season (93 targets), but the pair hadn't been particularly efficient until Sunday. Allen caught 12 of 13 targets and tripled his touchdown total for the season against the Bills.

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There was the good, including Tom Brady, Antonio Brown and the Eagles, as well as some very poor performances with the Bills, Raiders, Cowboys and Chiefs all laying an egg before the Thanksgiving holiday,

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though on a cold streak, the Chiefs are still overwhelming favorites to win the AFC West at 91%. The Chargers, who FPI believes are the eighth-best team in football going forward, have an 8% shot at the division title.

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Even though they already held the No. 1 spot in FPI's rankings, the Eagles improved their FPI rating more than anyone else this week after blowing out the Cowboys. The ratings for the Chargers, Ravens, Vikings and Patriots also were upgraded by more than a point following their respective performances yesterday. Remember, FPI isn't describing what has happened but is rating team strength going forward.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn liked that his team played mistake-free football: "What I took away from this game was, we played smart. Regardless of who they started at quarterback, we didn't play dumb football. We had one penalty the whole game, and we didn't get it until the fourth quarter. That's what we emphasize and what's what we need."

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Rivers credits Chargers' defense for creating turnovers (0:20)

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Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward, who had two interceptions on the day, on the Buffalo Bills starting rookie Nathan Peterman against his team's defense. The Chargers intercepted Peterman five times: "He's a rookie, so they decided to start him this week against our team. I'm pretty sure we might've felt a little disrespected. They started a rookie against a really good defense. We have some good edge rushers and we have some good guys in the secondary. So we had to take advantage of that."

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Peterman benched in blowout loss to Chargers (1:38)
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Allen jump starts Chargers in win over Bills (1:17)
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Keenan Allen jumpstarts offense with two-TD performance as Chargers move to 4-6 on the year.

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DT Darius Philon behind attended to by trainers and helped off the field. Looks like back injury for Philon.

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Austin Ekeler with his third TD in two games and fifth on the year on 21-yard run for a score. Chargers lead 54-17 with 7:57 left in the game.

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Philip Rivers done for the afternoon. Kellen Clemens entering the game.

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Michael Davis in for Casey Hayward at CB as the Chargers start to cycle out frontline players to rest for Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Gordon scores and channels Drumline in his celebration (0:18)

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Chargers announce WR Travis Benjamin has an abdominal strain. His return is questionable.

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Peterman throws five INTs in the first half (1:00)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers pick off Nathan Peterman five times in the first half and lead 37-7 at halftime. Record for interceptions in a game by Bolts is six, set against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 11, 2007 with Peyton Manning at QB.

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Rivers and Allen connect twice for TDs (0:34)

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.913th
Rushing Yards94.425th
Points For22.115th
Points Against19.6Tied-9th