Quarterback Philip Rivers led the San Diego Chargers to a 19-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.
"From a leadership standpoint, we're not going to let anybody go in the tank. We're not going to let us fall asleep, and we're not going to quit. One thing I can say is that that's true about what we do. So I have no concern about the resiliency that we would show tonight, but I did also understand, we understood, what was at stake," Rivers said.
The win allowed the Chargers to even their record at 3-3 and let Rivers forget his three-interception performance in a loss against the Oakland Raiders in San Diego's previous outing.
Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen in the second quarter and kicker Nick Novak converted on four field goal attempts.
The Chargers chewed up the clock on offense, keeping the ball away from Colts QB Andrew Luck.
Rivers finished 22 of 33 for 237 yards, with no interceptions, giving him a quarterback passer rating of 97.7.
Luck completed 18 of 30 passes for 202 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, finishing with a quarterback passer rating of 66.2.
"We did some things that were uncharacteristic for us and of our players, and you just can't do that," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "It's too hard to win on the road and beat good football teams if you commit penalties and can't run the ball, stop the run at times, can't convert."
The Colts (4-2) are still on top of the American Football Conference's South Division, holding a one-game lead over the Tennessee Titans (3-3). EFE