Philip Rivers tied his career high with four touchdown passes and the San Diego Chargers beat the visiting Denver Broncos 35-14 on Monday night.
While Rivers did it on a season-low 233 yards, San Diego’s defense, led by linebacker Shaun Phillips, settled in and harassed Denver’s Kyle Orton after he led an easy opening scoring drive.
Patrick Crayton scored on a 40-yard catch-and-run late in the second quarter, hurting his left wrist as he fell into the end zone, and speedy little Darren Sproles had a 57-yard catch-and-run early in the third for the Chargers.
Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Vince Young needs season-ending surgery on his throwing hand after being injured in Sunday’s 19-16 overtime loss to Washington. … The NFL announced that Richard Seymour would be fined $25,000 for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter of Oakland’s 35-3 loss at Pittsburgh. … The New York Giants (6-4) learned that leading receiver Hakeem Nicks is going to be sidelined for at least three weeks after being treated for Compartment Syndrome in his lower right leg.