The San Diego Chargers rallied from a 28-7 deficit and stunned the San Francisco 49ers, 38-35, in overtime.
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The San Diego Chargers appeared to be on their way home with an elimination from the playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers, but they achieved the unthinkable with a 38-35 win on the road in overtime.
The Chargers improved to 9-6 and kept their playoff hopes alive as the 49ers fell to 7-8.
The 49ers led the Chargers, 28-7, at halftime. The Chargers sent it into overtime though as quarterback Philip Rivers shook off first half jitters and threw two touchdown passes.
Kicker Nick Novak completed the comeback with a 40-yard field goal in overtime after 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton fumbled the ball.
Rivers finished with 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions on 33-of-54 passing. Wide receiver Eddie Royal led the Chargers in receiving with 10 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown as tight end Antonio Gates added seven receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
For the 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 114 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-24 passing while adding 151 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Running back Frank Gore rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.