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Chargers 34, Steelers 24

Pulling together, Chargers pull upset

PITTSBURGH — Norv Turner looked nothing like a man who is expected to be fired at the end of the season. His Chargers played nothing like a team that had won once since September.

And the Steelers, the current No. 6 seed in the AFC, looked nothing like a playoff team.

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak with a shocker: its first win in Pittsburgh in 15 regular-season tries.

"They hung together, and I think that starts because they care about each other," Turner said of his players. "They play for each other. They've not been distracted by a lot of the things going on outside and continued to prepare."

Pittsburgh struggled despite QB Ben Roethlisberger's return.

"We got whupped," Pittsburgh linebacker Larry Foote said.


Chargers 34, Steelers 24 12/09/12 [Last modified: Sunday, December 9, 2012 10:49pm]
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