It was over when ...
Chargers QB Philip Rivers engineered a six play, 72-yard scoring drive to open the third quarter. Philips threw a 25-yard strike to a wide-open Antonio Gates in the end zone. San Diego's high-powered passing offense scored 27 unanswered points at one point and the Ravens have entered their first five-game skid in team history.
Five different Chargers combined to sack Ravens QB Kyle Boller for losses of 37 yards and also forced two fumbles. Shawne Merriman's forced fumble in the second quarter was recovered by San Diego and led to a Nate Keading 46-yard field goal. The Chargers held the Ravens to just 210 total net yards.
Rivers broke out of a four-game slump, completing 25 of 35 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
LaDainian Tomlinson reached the 10,000-yard rushing milestone in the third quarter, becoming the fourth-fastest NFL player to do so and the third to accomplish the feat this season. ... For the second straight week, the Ravens gave up 30 points. That hasn't happened since 1999. ... Willis McGahee has rushed for a TD in six straight games. ... The Chargers have won four straight at home.