Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • IND 267
    • 374 SD
  • Turnovers

    • IND 1
    • 0 SD
  • Possession

    IND SD
    38:31 21:29
  • 1st Downs

    • IND 12
    • 24 SD

Game Information

Qualcomm Stadium
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Coverage: ESPN
  • San Diego, CA 92108
  • Line: SD -3.0
Attendance: 57,954
81%
Capacity: 71,294
Referees: Pete Morelli
10/15/2013 Associated Press

Chargers limit Luck, roll past Colts

Philip Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals for the San Diego Chargers, who used long drives to keep Andrew Luck off the field in a 19-9 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Colts33039
Chargers0103619
first QuarterINDSD
FG
11:30
Adam Vinatieri 30 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 69 yards, 3:33
30
second QuarterINDSD
TD
12:10
Keenan Allen 22 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers
12 plays, 74 yards, 6:14
36
XP
12:02
Nick Novak Kick is Good
12 plays, 74 yards, 6:14
37
FG
1:42
Nick Novak 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
17 plays, 79 yards, 7:58
310
FG
0:05
Adam Vinatieri 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 38 yards, 1:41
610
third QuarterINDSD
FG
9:09
Nick Novak 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 60 yards, 5:55
613
fourth QuarterINDSD
FG
9:47
Nick Novak 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
15 plays, 74 yards, 9:13
616
FG
7:26
Adam Vinatieri 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 47 yards, 2:22
916
FG
2:00
Nick Novak 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 18 yards, 1:22
919

Research Notes

  • The Colts dropped four passes Monday night, tied for their most in a game this season, and two of those four drops were on 3rd down. The Colts have six 3rd-down drops this year, tied for the most in the league, and five of those drops have been in the last two weeks.

  • The Chargers took control of the game Monday night with four consecutive scoring drives of at least 10 plays, becoming just the ninth team since the 2001 season with four straight drives of at least 10 plays in a single game.The only team to have more than four consecutive drives of 10 plays since 2001 was the Patriots, who had five straight in their 56-10 win over the Bills in 2007.

  • The Chargers' rushing success led to the offense averaging 8.0 plays per drive, the 2nd-most by a team in a game this season, including 4 consecutive drives of at least 10 plays.

  • Philip Rivers was successful Monday when targeting Keenan Allen, who had career-highs in targets (12) and receptions (9). Rivers was 17-of-20 on passes traveling 5 or fewer yards downfield, including 7-of-7 when targeting Allen.

  • Colts receivers dropped 4 passes Monday, including a key drop by Coby Fleener in Chargers territory late in the first half. The Colts are the 3rd team this season to have at least 4 drops in back-to-back games. The Colts dropped 2 passes in their first 4 games combined.

  • With his 35-yard catch in the 1st quarter, Colts WR Reggie Wayne has now recorded a reception in 118 straight games, the 3rd longest active streak in the league (behind Tony Gonzalez - 200 games and Larry Fitzgerald - 139 games). The last time Reggie Wayne failed to record a reception was back on January 1, 2006 (Colts beat Cardinals 17-13).

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