Corey Liuget

Rivers, Chargers, ease some pain by beating Broncos 21-13

The San Diego Chargers eased a lot of pain with their 21-13 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego's career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Broncos.

The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoy's job and it snapped a streak of 10 straight losses in the AFC West dating to 2014.

Most importantly, the Chargers figured out how to finish a game in which they had a late lead.

"There is nothing like winning," a misty-eyed McCoy said. "Especially beating a good football team in front of our home fans. It was great."