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LA Chargers: The 3 greatest September wins of the last decade

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(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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2. 2013 Week 2: San Diego Chargers 33, Philadelphia Eagles 30

The Chargers have never been a great road team, particularly when they are tasked to travel early in the season and face a playoff team. That is exactly the situation they were faced with in Week 2 in 2013 against the Philadelphia Eagles, who would go on to finish with a 10-6 record and lose in the Wild Card Round to the New Orleans Saints.

To make matters worse for the Chargers, the team was coming off of a bad loss to the Houston Texans on their home turf in Week 1. The Chargers blew a 14-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, did not score at all in the final frame and lost 31-28. Typical Chargers loss.

This game was different though as the Chargers were on the receiving end of a three-point victorious margin. The Eagles did not blow a 14-point lead like the Chargers, instead, this was a back and forth affair where the two teams constantly traded the lead.

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Philip Rivers was elite in this game. He completed 36 of 47 pass attempts for 419 yards, three touchdowns and not a single interception. He was only sacked once. This is legitimately one of the best games Rivers ever had with the Chargers.

Michael Vick had a cool 428 passing yards himself alongside 34 rushing yards. All in all, just as a football fan, this was a really fun back-and-forth game to watch.

The Chargers just happened to be the team that got the ball last. They took over with 1:45 left in a tied game. Just like the Indianapolis game, the Chargers started out big with a 15 then 21-yard completion to Antonio Gates.

With 11 seconds left in the game, Nick Novak drilled a 46-yard field goal to win it and move the Chargers to 1-1 on the season.

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