The Chargers used a lineup typically reserved for the second half of preseason games to win. Quarterback Billy Volek, in for the injured Philip Rivers, completed 3 of 4 passes for 48 yards and scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard sneak. Darren Sproles, who along with Michael Turner subbed for the injured LaDainian Tomlinson, had a 56-yard touchdown reception at the end of the third quarter. Defensively, Shawne Merriman didn't have a sack but blew up the Colts fourth-and-goal attempt with 2:01 left in the fourth quarter.
Tomlinson left the game with a bruised knee in the second quarter and did not play in the second half. Rivers was injured on his touchdown pass to Sproles at the end of the third quarter. ... ... Marvin Harrison played for the first time in 11 games but sat out the fourth quarter after aggravating his injured knee. ... This was the final game to be played in the RCA Dome, which is scheduled for demolition in the spring. Lucas Oil Stadium, a retractable roof facility, will home the Colts next season.