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Chargers vs. Buccaneers: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IOctober 22, 2016

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held serve at home and beat the San Diego Chargers by a score of 34-24.

The Chargers simply made too many mistakes to win the game after heading into the locker room with a four-point lead.

Connor Barth had his punt blocked in the second quarter, leading to a touchdown by Adam Hayward, and Philip Rivers was intercepted twice in the second half after throwing three touchdowns in the first half.

Josh Freeman played another solid game, passing for 210 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions—his fourth game in a row without a single interception. 

Rookie running back Doug Martin pitched in with 119 all-purpose yards, and the Bucs were able to make the most out of their opportunities, even though the Chargers won the time-of-possession battle, possessing the ball 13 minutes more than the Buccaneers. 

The Chargers fell to 4-5 on the season and will travel to face the Denver Broncos in Week 11, while the Buccaneers improved to 5-4 and will travel to face the Carolina Panthers next Sunday. 


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