Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak (9) celebrates after 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Colts 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers final score: Bolts get back to .500 with 19-9 win

Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers bounced back in a big way from last weekend’s loss to the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, as they were able to get back to .500 with a victory over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, 19-9.

After a performance which included three interceptions in last Sunday’s loss, Rivers was much better this time out, going 22-of-33 for 237 yards, including a 22-yard scoring pass to rookie WR Keenan Allen early in the second quarter.

Allen was stellar yet again as he totaled himself nine receptions on the evening for 127 yards, including that touchdown.

But, the MVP of the night for the Chargers was, without a doubt, placekicker Nick Novak. Novak knocked through four field goals tonight from 31, 33, 34 and 50 yards out.

As for the Colts, this was the debut for star QB Andrew Luck on Monday Night Football, and it’s one he’d probably like to forget. On the night, the second-year sensation was 18-of-30 for 202 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. However, those passing numbers for Luck could be considered skewed to some as the Colts receivers dropped a number of passes tonight that they shouldn’t have.

The Chargers move to 3-3 on the season now and have a date with the winless Jacksonville Jaguars on the road next Sunday.

The Colts drop to 4-2 and as they will now have to get set for the much-publicized showdown next Sunday night with the Denver Broncos, and the return of Peyton Manning to Indy.

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  • Michael

    How does the power rankings put the chargers behind the Eagles and Cowboys,,,, yet another dysfunctional ranking system…..

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I was wondering the same thing, but only about Dallas. Maybe because they are in 1st place in their division? If we can keep the wins coming, beat KC & Denver, and beat the Raiders in the final game.. the AFC West could have three teams in the playoffs. Kinda like the NFC North or AFC North always have three teams contending.
      The Eagles were ranked 21st, and we are ranked 14th.. much higher. Except for the Ravens (who may be getting a mulligan for being the Superbowl champs) the teams above us aren’t totally out of the question. We just need to string together more wins, and we will climb the ladder little by little.