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Chargers Take Spark Out of Cowboys



    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) argues with back judge Greg Wilson (119) after offensive pass interference was called against the Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Rivers was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct as a result. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yarder to Antonio Gates, and the San Diego Chargers rallied to beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-21 Sunday.

    The Chargers (2-2) had blown late leads in their two losses this season. On Sunday, they scored the final 20 points to beat Dallas (2-2).

    Rivers short-armed a pass over the middle to Gates, who slid behind linebacker Sean Lee to haul it in and score with 6:54 to go.

    Lee had intercepted Rivers on a deflected pass and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown and a 21-10 lead late in the second quarter. Dallas didn't score again.

    Tony Romo moved the Cowboys to the San Diego 7 and hit Terrance Williams, who fumbled at the 1. San Diego's Richard Marshall recovered in the end zone with 2:42 left.