4:15 PM ET, September 20, 2009
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Lewis spoils QB Rivers' career-high day as Ravens hold on to beat Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Ray Lewis took a chance, and what a chance it was.The star linebacker shot the gap and met Darren Sproles head-on on fourth-and-2 in the closing seconds, with brute strength winning out over speed and shiftiness.
Philip Rivers threw for a career-high 436 yards, completed 25-of-45 passes and two touchdowns, with two interceptions.
* - Chargers lost game
• Philip Rivers threw for a career-high 436 yards. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and four interceptions over his last six regular-season games.
• Willis McGahee ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns. It was his eighth game rushing for more than one touchdown.
• The Ravens are 2-0 for the second straight year despite having 163 less total yards and losing the possession battle by 2:38.
• San Diego had to settle for field goals four times when it had the ball at the Ravens 10 or closer.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Sproles caught seven passes for a career-high 124 yards and Jackson had six catches for 141. ... Merriman and fellow OLB Shaun Phillips both had groin injuries. ... Ravens CB Fabian Washington sustained a concussion.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||0-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:31||Darren Sproles 81 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 99 yds, 2:22
|TD||4:53||Willis Mcgahee 5 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yds, 4:29
|FG||0:46||Nate Kaeding 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 56 yds, 4:05
|TD||10:56||Willis Mcgahee 3 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 78 yds, 4:54
|FG||3:02||Nate Kaeding 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 58 yds, 3:34
|TD||1:45||Kelley Washington 27 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds, 1:22
|FG||0:10||Nate Kaeding 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 37 yds, 1:30
|TD||8:30||Todd Heap 9 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 22 yds, 1:42
|TD||2:33||Vincent Jackson 35 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 60 yds, 5:58
|FG||7:14||Nate Kaeding 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 49 yds, 4:04
|FG||2:57||Steven Hauschka 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -2 yds, 1:34