San Diego 29, Houston 23

Sunday, November 7, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 7, 2010
WHERE: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 70886

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego 14 0 7 8 29
Houston 10 10 3 0 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 4-5 3-1 1-4 W2
Houston 4-4 2-3 2-1 L2

Recap

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

Rushing
San Diego   Houston
Ryan Mathews Player Arian Foster
9 Attempts 27
42 Yards 127
4.7 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 2
11 Long 15
Receiving
San Diego   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 Sacks FF
San Diego 367 77 290 4 0 1 2.0 1
Houston 391 140 251 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 .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Denver. The Chargers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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