Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers 34-24

Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers 34-24
December 9, 2012, 4:38 pm
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is greeted by teammates after being introduced as the starting quarterback of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger had been out for two games with injured ribs.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


PITTSBURGH (AP) Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.

The win was San Diego's first in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh and snapped a four-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-8) dominated from the outset, never letting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 42 passes for 285 yards and three second-half touchdowns. But he also threw an interception and had a botched screen pass turn into an easy San Diego score as Pittsburgh (7-6) hardly played like a team readying for a postseason run.


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