Key play : Chargers wide receiver
Key stat :
Not in the boxscore : Antonio Gates gained good position against Bucs safety
Bucs win the quarter 10-7
Chargers take 21-17 lead into halftime
Key play : The Bucs blocked a
Key stat : Rivers was in control, making him 34-of-38 over the last six quarters.
Not in the box score : Rivers made good lateral moves to create extra time and complete passes, prolonging the 14-play, 80-yard drive at the end of the first half.
Bucs win the quarter 7-0
Key play : After a failed spot challenge by his coach,
Key stat : Rivers sustained his third-down mastery, improving to 8-for-9 for 135 yards. On a late-quarter drive, he hit Alexander for 19 and six yards to convert on third downs.
Not in the box score : On receiver Diquan Underwood's touchdown catch, Chargers linebacker
Bucs 10, Chargers 3
Key play : Rolling right without much pressure, Rivers neared the sideline and inexplicably threw a short pass to Bucs cornerback
Key stat : The interception return was Tampa Bay's second TD off a return in the game.