Unfazed by the challenge of knocking off the defending Super Bowl champions, the San Diego Chargers leaned on a nostalgic combination to beat the Seattle Seahawks, 30-21, before a raucous, sun-splashed crowd at Qualcomm Stadium.
Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates. Times three.
That's right, the Chargers quarterback threw touchdown passes of eight, eight and 21 yards to his old buddy, a tight end who's halfway to Canton and, at 34, is older than every player on the Seahawks roster.
Forget Beast Mode. This was Beach Mode.
The Chargers are the first team to beat Seattle by more than a touchdown since the Dallas Cowboys won by 10 in Week 9 of the 2011 season.