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Chargers keep alive playoff hopes with 21-point comeback against 49ers
Chargers keep alive playoff hopes with 21-point comeback against 49ers

Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego's slim playoff chances alive. Those three interceptions in the season's second-to-last week will all but be forgotten if this improbable comeback somehow leads the Chargers into the postseason. After Rivers led a 21-point rally in the second half, Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime to give the Chargers a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. Rivers completed his fourth touchdown pass of the day with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd with 29 seconds left in fourth quarter to tie the score after completing a pair of fourth-and-long...

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