Quick Take: Chargers pounce on Texans

It was over when ...
The Chargers scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 35-3 halftime lead. The Chargers didn't mount much offense in the second half, but they didn't need to the way the defense was playing.

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Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie scored the first two touchdowns of his career. CromartIe pounced on a fumble in the end zone after the ball went sailing past Texans punter Matt Turk. Cromartie also had two interceptions, returning one 70 yards for a touchdown and exhibiting some moves that probably impressed LaDainian Tomlinson.

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The Chargers defense created five turnovers, including four interceptions.

The Chargers now have won three consecutive games and moved into a first-place tie with the Chiefs in the AFC West. ... During the week leading up to this game, 46 players, coaches and others in the Chargers organization had to evacuate their homes -- including Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates. ... Rivers completed a career-low seven passes, but he only attempted 11 passes -- which tied a career low.

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