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Rivers leads Chargers to upset win over Steelers

  • By Associated Press
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PITTSBURGH -- Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.


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The win was San Diego's first in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh and snapped a four-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-8) dominated from the outset, never letting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 42 passes for 285 yards and three second-half touchdowns. But he also threw an interception and had a botched screen pass turn into an easy Chargers touchdown as the Steelers (7-6) hardly played like a team readying for a postseason run.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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