AFC West: 2010 Week 9 Wrap-ups

Wrap-up: Chargers 29, Texans 23

November, 7, 2010
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A look at a key victory for the San Diego Chargers:

What does it mean? This was big for San Diego. The Chargers are now 4-5 and have won two straight games. It was San Diego’s first road win after losing its first four away from home. If 4-4 Oakland beats 5-2 Kansas City Sunday, the AFC West will be very jumbled.

Tomorrow’s talker: Philip Rivers is continuing to play out of his mind. Playing without his top four receivers and without star tight end Antonio Gates, Rivers was 17-of-23 for 295 yards. He threw four touchdown passes. Rivers is leading the NFL with 2,944 yards passing.

Trending: San Diego’s special teams continue to flounder. Mike Scifres had his fifth punt blocked of the season and his second in two weeks. Scifres had one punt blocked in his previous six NFL seasons.

What’s next: San Diego has a bye next Sunday before hosting Denver on "Monday Night Football" on Nov. 22.

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