Justin K. Aller
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Calkins: Chargers deliver classic line - Matt Calkins
"The line was great… You go and play the No. 1 defense, you have two tackles that haven’t played at those positions for our team, and we go out and score 34 points," Rivers said. "That’s a rarity, and that’s why it has never been done. It is a heck of an accomplishment."
Corey Liuget emotional before Chargers win - Michael Gehlken
"That hurts me to the heart," Liuget said. "I know Josh is a good guy. He didn't intentionally do it. But man, it's costing them a lot right now. … (Jerry) was a straight shooter. He worked hard on the football field. He did what he needed to, and he bounced back and started living his dream once he got kicked out of the University of Illinois. He kept chasing it, and to hear that it ended that way saddens me. It's hard. It's tough."
Turner's Play Calling Keys Huge Bolts Win - Ricky Henne
"He’s great," said Philip Rivers. "He’s been calling plays in this league for a long time. He was awesome. He is most every week. And he called a heck of a game and we made the plays. He put us in good position, but we have to go make the plays. And that’s what we did tonight. We were in a groove. Everything was just tight."
Strong Defensive Effort Spurs Chargers to Victory - Ricky Henne
"We did a great job mixing our coverages," said Eric Weddle. "We blitzed at the right time and made it hard on them. We got to the quarterback and pressured him even if we didn’t get a lot of sacks. We made it tough on them. We played a complete game. Our offense got us a lead and we kept fighting. We weren’t going to let this one get away.
Defensive Touchdown Ties for Tops in the League - Ricky Henne
"That’s who we are," said Johnson, who was proud to hear they now tied for the lead league in defensive touchdowns. "We get after the quarterback and go after the ball. That is what we’ve worked on since day one of training camp. When we are aggressive good things happen."
Chargers Net Historic Win in Pittsburgh - Ricky Henne
"That’s never been done," Rivers said. "No Chargers team has ever won here in the regular season. That was my mantra all week for the guys, if you had any doubts, since we were 4-8….You see we’re a group that loves to play football. We love one another. We’re going to finish this thing the right way"
Wrap-up: Chargers 34, Steelers 24 - Bill Williamson
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers had a good day. He threw three touchdown passes and did not commit a turnover despite playing without three starting offensive lineman and without center Nick Hardwick at times.