The San Diego Chargers were depleted on the offensive line because of injuries heading into the game against the Dallas Cowboys, a team with a formidable defense and front seven. San Diego (2-2) scored 20 unanswered points to beat Dallas (2-2), 30-21.
The slapdash line of backups and castaways proved capable of protecting quarterback Philip Rivers to the tune of 401 passing yards and three touchdowns, and opened holes so running backs could gain 112 yards rushing.
The much criticized defensive secondary was able to hold Tony Romo to 244 yards through the air and did not allow a 100-yard receiver for the first time this season.
It was a team effort, but some of the team's units outperformed others.