Brandon Lloyd

Chargers rally for 38-35 OT win over 49ers

Chargers rally for 38-35 OT win over 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal 4:54 into overtime on Saturday night, capping a San Diego comeback and providing the Chargers a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns, rallying the Chargers (9-6) from a 28-7 deficit and keeping their playoff hopes alive in the AFC.

The 49ers (8-7), who lost their fourth straight, were officially eliminated from the NFC postseason chase last week.

The Chargers scored the game's final 17 points, rallying into a 35-all tie on Rivers' fourth touchdown pass of the game, an 11-yarder to wide receiver Malcom Floyd with 29 seconds remaining in...