Last week's game against the Rams was arguably the most exciting game of the season; this game against the Ravens surpassed it. The Chargers offense had some trouble getting going early on, and after a few costly turnovers, it seemed like the game was destined to end up in the "loss" column.
But the offense started gelling, and the Ravens defense helped things along with a few costly penalties. In fact, penalties were the name of the game. Between the two teams, a whopping 22 penalties were enforced in this game. The Ravens had 14 to the Chargers' 8 penalties.
It was courtesy of one of those Ravens penalties that set up the winning touchdown. A defensive passing interference call in the end zone gave the Chargers the ball on the Ravens 1-yard-line. The very next play, Philip Rivers connected with Eddie Royal for the go-ahead score with just 38 seconds left in the game.
The win moves the Chargers to 8-4. Should the Chiefs beat the Broncos tonight, there will be a three-way tie atop the AFC West.
It wasn't all great news. Chris Watt — the Chargers' 4th starting center in 11 games — went out in the second half with a calf injury. After the game, he was seen in a walking boot.