December 11, 2017

Los Angeles Chargers 2017

Philip Rivers scrambles (Photo AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

 

The Los Angeles Chargers continued their climb to a possible playoff spot as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on Thursday at AT&T Stadium.

Philip Rivers scrambles (Photo AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

The Thanksgiving Day game was controlled by Charger quarterback Philip Rivers, who completed 27-of-33 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target in his first Turkey Day game was wide receiver Keenan Allen, who caught 11 balls for 172 yards and a touchdown.

The Chargers pulled away from the Cowboys amazingly while going the majority of the game without a kicker. After missing a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter, Chargers kicker Nick Novak left the game with a back injury. With Novak unavailable on the next offensive drive, Los Angeles was forced to go for it on a 4th-and-13 from the Cowboys’ 16-yard line and couldn’t convert.

The Chargers defense did their part, keeping the Cowboys offense in check and Chargers cornerback Desmond King put the game away with a 90-yard pick-six of quarterback Dak Prescott to make the score 28-6.

The Chargers get a few extra days off before they come back home in Week 13 to take on the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center. Kickoff is on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific (CBS). For more information and predictions on upcoming NFL and other games, games visit: Netbet live betting

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