Tony Romo had a hot first half, throwing two touchdowns as the Cowboys led the Chargers, 21-13, but it was all San Diego in the second half as Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a 30-21 win. While the San Diego defense held Dallas scoreless after halftime, Rivers helped sustain long scoring drives and made it a two-score lead when he hit Antonio Gates for a 56-yard touchdown with 7:02 remaining in the game.
Rivers finished the game going 35-of-42 for 401 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. It was the fifth-most yards he has had in a game during his career and he completed 36 passes for 419 yards against the Eagles just two weeks ago.
The Cowboys fall to 2-2 on the same day that the Redskins finally picked up their first win of the season. Dallas now holds just a one-game lead over Washington (1-3) and Philadelphia (1-3), with the Giants (0-4) still in the cellar.
Fantasy studs and duds
Rivers, obviously. Danny Woodhead caught two touchdown passes.
Cowboys defensive end George Selvie left the game with a head injury.
Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney left the game with a quad injury and did not return.
Did they cover?
The Chargers were 1-point underdogs to the Cowboys at home, per OddsShark.com, so they covered easily.
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