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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 1, 2012

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Battle Sparks Chargers with Pair of TDs - Ricky Henne
"When they call plays and throw me out there, I just play," he said about his increased workload. "I really don’t know how many carries I’m going to get week in and week out. I kept trying to come off and they kept throwing me back in there."

Pagano's defense does like it said it could - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"Unbelievable," Rivers said. "I've always liked to stand up and watch, but the way these guys are flying around, even more so. When they're getting turnovers, you never know when another ball is going to pop out."

Rapid Reaction: Chargers 37, Chiefs 20 - Bill Williamson
The Chargers forced six Kansas City turnovers and scored 24 points off the miscues. San Diego’s defense has been outstanding in three of four games this season. It will keep the Chargers in a lot of games.

Gaither Shows Moxie in Return to Field - Ricky Henne
"It was awesome to come back and in my first game get the W," he said standing at his locker after the game. "That’s what I’m here for. To go play."

Milestones aplenty for Philip Rivers - Bill Williamson
A few plays later, Rivers -- who led the Chargers to a touchdown on their opening drive at Kansas City -- surpassed the 25,000 career yardage mark. He is the seventh fastest quarterback in history to reach that plateau.

Ironman streak ends for Chargers veteran - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I got rolled up on, and I was going through a system check to make sure my toes were still working and everything," Clary said. "I guess (referee) Bill (Leavy) thought I was down too long and had to go out for a play."

Defense Keys Win with Six Turnovers - Ricky Henne
Eric Weddle started a banner day for the defense with a savvy interception on Kansas City’s third play from scrimmage. Little did the Chargers know that would be the first of six turnovers they would force against the league’s number one ranked offense en route to a 37-20 drubbing of the Chiefs.