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.
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.