Some folks will criticize offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for calling a pass in the situation, but you have to play to win. It's on Hill for making such a critical mistake.
- It's fitting the Chargers' defense made the play to win the game. The Rams' offense only scored 10 points on their own until late in the fourth quarter, and seven of those came on a short field after a turnover. On a day when it took the Chargers' offense a while to get going, defensive coordinator John Pagano's crew made enough plays.
- San Diego, now 7-4, were staring at their playoff mortality for a while. The Rams were briefly leading the game 17-3 before a penalty erased a long touchdown by Hill to Kenny Britt late in the first half. Philip Rivers ran a nice two-minute drive to cut the deficit to 10-6 before halftime, and then pulled off two touchdown drives in their first three possessions of the second half. San Diego beat St. Louis' talented defense with quick throws and a resurgent running game.