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  • Calkins: Chargers deliver classic line

    Calkins: Chargers deliver classic line

    signonsandiego.com Dec 9, 2012
    Despite missing three starters, the Chargers' makeshift offensive line played its best game of the year.
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  • Defensive Touchdown Ties for Tops in the League

    Defensive Touchdown Ties for Tops in the League

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Chargers had just gone up 20-3 when Ben Roethlisberger dropped back for a quick wide-receiver screen.  Fortunately, the defense read it perfectly as Jarret Johnson mauled David Paulson, pushin...
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  • Weddle fake part of Chargers' complete win

    Weddle fake part of Chargers' complete win

    signonsandiego.com Dec 9, 2012
    Chargers safety Eric Weddle audibled into a third-quarter fake punt, part of the team's long-awaited win Sunday in Pittsburgh.
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  • Strong Defensive Effort Spurs Chargers to Victory

    Strong Defensive Effort Spurs Chargers to Victory

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    Don’t let the 24 points the Pittsburgh Steelers scored fool you.  The Chargers defense was magnificent in a 34-24 win at Heinz Field.  The vast majority of points the Steelers scored took place on...
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  • Team Favorite Bird Makes Most of Opportunity

    Team Favorite Bird Makes Most of Opportunity

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    The bird calls and hand signals were unmistakable in the locker room and spoke volumes about the man they were intended for. Bront Bird, a favorite amongst the players in the locker room, came thr...
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  • Acee: Victory defines Bolts season, Turner era

    Acee: Victory defines Bolts season, Turner era

    Norv Turner's team delivers improbable victory that serves only to accentuate what might have been.
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  • Bolts at Their Best on Third Down

    Bolts at Their Best on Third Down

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    If there is one thing the San Diego Chargers offense can point to as a reason for their 34-24 victory of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, it would have to be their third-down efficiency. Facing ...
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  • Novak's Big Foot Accomplishes Rare Feat

    Novak's Big Foot Accomplishes Rare Feat

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    As if kicking a 50-yard field goal wasn’t hard enough, kicking at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh with the wind and cold raises the difficult level. To put it simply, only four field goals have been goo...
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  • Alexander Continues to Shine

    Alexander Continues to Shine

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    Wide receiver Danario Alexander is quickly putting himself in the discussion for free agent pickup of the season. After two injury-ridden seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Alexander was released an...
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  • Alexander Continues to Shine

    Alexander Continues to Shine

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    Wide receiver Danario Alexander is quickly putting himself in the discussion for free agent pickup of the season. After two injury-ridden seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Alexander was released an...
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  • Acee Report Card: Where has this been?

    Acee Report Card: Where has this been?

    signonsandiego.com Dec 9, 2012
    Chargers put together their most consistent game of the season against a quality opponent.
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Offensive Line Gives Rivers Time

    Offensive Line Gives Rivers Time

    chargers.com Dec 9, 2012
    Coming into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the biggest question mark concerning the San Diego Chargers was the offensive line.Three starters were inactive due to injury, forcing rec...
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  • Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    The Chargers are up 3-0 after a quarter in Pittsburgh, a quarter which featured not quite 100 yards of combined offense by teams with plenty of issues. The Chargers deactivated three starting offensive linemen, and against the league’s top defense, it s
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  • Chargers missing 3 starters on O-line

    Chargers missing 3 starters on O-line

    signonsandiego.com Dec 9, 2012
    Michael Harris gave it a go during a pre-game workout. It wasn't enough.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Steelers Recap 02:00

    Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Steelers Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chargers' 34-24 win over the Steelers.
  • Video - Chargers Spoil Roethlisberger's Return 00:36

    Chargers Spoil Roethlisberger's Return

    Dec 9
    Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns, but it was not enough, as the Chargers snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Steelers 34-24.
  • Video - Chargers postgame press conference 04:42

    Chargers postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Chargers react following game with Steelers
  • Video - Chargers vs. Steelers highlights 03:37

    Chargers vs. Steelers highlights

    Dec 9
    Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers go into Pittsburgh and knock off the Steelers for the first time in fifteen attempts, winning 34-24.

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    Dec 9
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