Third kick's the charm: Chargers edge Steelers

Heather Diaz
December 3, 2018

The Chargers (9-3) erased a 16-point halftime deficit to win for the eighth time in nine games.

Later in the period, with time expiring, the Steelers were offsides for three consecutive field goal attempts.

The Steelers (7-4-1) have lost two straight games.

Down 16 points to start the second half, Rivers led the offense on a 13-play, 88-yard drive on the team's first possession in the second half, capped by a 10-yard touchdown to Allen after safety Sean Davis drilled fellow teammate cornerback Joe Haden, who had a potential pick knocked out of his hands.

Roethlisberger threw for 281 yards with two scores and an interception for the Steelers. "I am going to do that because I send enough money to (the National Football League in fines)".

Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin called it "unfortunate" but declined to criticize the officials.

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Desmond King's punt return for a touchdown was aided by a block in the back from his return team. Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for a season-high 154 yards and a touchdown.

Los Angeles rookie running back Justin Jackson rallied his team in the second-half comeback, with 82 total yards and a touchdown. Past year around Thanksgiving, Mike Tomlin said he was looking forward to taking on the Patriots in the AFC championship.

"It wasn't pretty and we know we have to do some things better and be more consistent with our effort, but these guys are going to play four quarters", Allen said. Rivers found Gates for the two-point conversion, which made the score 23-15.

Roethlisberger's 46-yard pass to Brown set up Conner's 1-yard scoring run right up the pipe for a 7-0 lead at 9:20 of the first quarter.

Badgley's field goal with no time left ultimately won it.

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