Rivers leads Chargers comeback

  • Last Updated: September 30 2013, 8:27 BST

San Diego Chargers staged a superb second-half fightback to overcome the Dallas Cowboys 30-21.

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes for the Chargers
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes for the Chargers

The Cowboys had led 21-10, but the Chargers - inspired by Philip Rivers - scored 20 unanswered points to move to 2-2 for the season.

Rivers completed 35-of-42 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception.

Rivers had connected with running back Danny Woodhead with a 26-yard pass for the opening touchdown.

Tony Romo's five-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant levelled matters, only for Nick Novak to edge the Chargers back in front with a 36-yard field goal.

The Cowboys, though, moved into a commanding lead as Romo and Bryant linked up again - this time with a 34-yard pass - and Sean Lee intercepted Rivers' deflected pass and returned it 52 yards.

Novak landed a 42-yard field goal to see the Chargers trail 21-13 at the interval - and the second half was all about San Diego.

Rivers hit Woodhead with a 13-yard TD pass, while Novak was on target with a 23-yard field goal.

Rivers then found Antonio Gates, who made 136 yards in total from 10 receptions, for a 56-yard touchdown to complete the win.

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