Chargers pull off stunning comeback win over Steelers

Chargers pull off stunning comeback win over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers sat down struggling rookie wide receiver James Washington for Sunday night's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Chargers (9-3) erased a 16-point halftime deficit to win for the eighth time in nine games.

The Chargers are just a game behind the Chiefs (10-2) in the battle for the AFC West.

Chargers: Host Cincinnati next Sunday.

Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin called it "unfortunate" but declined to criticize the officials.

The Chargers needed a turning point defensively, and who would be the player to do just that? Perhaps not blowing a 23-7 halftime lead would've been a better idea for Pittsburgh.

At that point, it seemed like we might be watching the type of weird collapse the Chargers have been on the losing end of many times the past few seasons.

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However, in the second half, the Chargers showed the kind of grit, determination and resiliency that fans just haven't been accustomed to seeing. Philip Rivers was masterful in the second half, and especially on a game-winning drive in the final minutes. His favorite target was Allen, who finished with 148 yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions. Badgley's ensuing 34-yard attempt was blocked, but the Steelers were again flagged for jumping across the line of scrimmage before the snap. "You just have to go do what you know how to do".

Trailing 23-15 in the fourth quarter, Desmond King returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown in which there was a pretty obvious block in the back penalty right as he fielded the ball. Rivers hit a streaking Travis Benjamin for a 46-yard touchdown to get Los Angeles on the board, a play that began with Chargers right tackle Sam Tevi standing up and shuffling his feet backward an instant before the ball was snapped.

Rookie Jaylen Samuels replaced Conner and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 4:10 remaining that tied the game at 30, leaving Rivers ample time to one-up Roethlisberger, a fellow member of the vaunted 2004 draft class that includes New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner suffered an injury during tonight's home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

After Badgley missed a 52-yard field goal attempt on the opening drive, Pittsburgh moved 58 yards on four plays.

"It was 'Let's go win it, '" Rivers said.

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