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How to watch Rams vs. Chargers 2014 online: Time, TV schedule and live stream

San Diego notched a tight win over Oakland last week and tries to continue its playoff push against a St. Louis group that has a knack for beating top teams.

The San Diego Chargers looked like world-beaters six games into the season, sitting at 5-1 and alone atop the brutal AFC West. Then the bottom fell out, and the Chargers lost three straight against the Broncos, Chiefs and Dolphins. After a bye week and a much-needed victory over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, San Diego is back in the playoff mix, but now faces a tough test in the St. Louis Rams.

St. Louis is likely out of the NFC playoff race with a 4-6 record, but is one of the more dangerous underdogs. The Rams have beaten the 49ers, Seahawks and Broncos this season while giving the Eagles, Cardinals and Cowboys all they could handle. Last week, Shaun Hill took over the starting quarterback duties from Austin Davis and toppled Denver, throwing for 220 yards and a touchdown on 20-of-29 passing. Most impressive has been the defensive front, which after amassing only one sack through the first five games, has 16 in the last five.

San Diego has been vulnerable to the pass rush with backups dotting the offensive line. Philip Rivers has been sacked 18 times, and the regression of his play throughout the season has been noticeable. Rivers was the popular MVP early in the campaign with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions, but he has six of each since. Still, the Chargers have a terrific passing game when Rivers has time and space to throw. Malcom Floyd is one of the elite deep threats in the league, averaging 17.9 yards per catch with 10 explosive plays.

At 6-4, San Diego is on the outside of the AFC playoff picture due to tiebreakers. With a victory, the Chargers would put themselves into good position before facing an insanely tough closing stretch. Their last five games are against the Ravens on the road, the Broncos and Patriots at home, and then the 49ers and Chiefs away.

How to Watch

Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

When: 4:05 p.m. ET

TV: Fox

Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber

Radio: Rams Radio Network, Chargers Radio Network

Online streaming: Verizon NFL MobileNFL Sunday Ticket

Odds

San Diego is favored by 5 points at home over St. Louis, with an over/under of 43.5, according to OddsShark.

Further Reading

For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times.

To keep up on the Chargers, head over to Bolts From The Blue.