Chargers Down Houston 29-23 - Match Report
San Diego got 4 passing strikes from Philip Rivers en route to a 29-23 victory over Houston on Sunday in Week 9 action at Reliant Stadium.
San Diego won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 50.5.
Ryan Mathews rushed for 42 yards, while Mike Tolbert added 32 yards in the win. Seyi Ajirotutu and Patrick Crayton added 111 and 70 receiving yards respectively.
Arian Foster rushed for 127 yards for Houston, while Derrick Ward added 12 yards. Matt Schaub threw for 266 yards for the Texans, while receivers Arian Foster and Joel Dreessen had 70 and 66 yards respectively.
San Diego was outgained by Houston 391-367 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-19 by the Texans.
San Diego lost the time of possession battle 33:49/26:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
San Diego heads into a Week 11 battle against the Broncos. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Jacksonville.