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December 16, 2012

Chargers get first score in the fourth quarter, Carolina leads 31-7

Score: Panthers 31, Chargers 7.

Scoring play: A 9-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates

Drive: 5 plays, 38 yards, 2:07.

Key play: A pass interference call on Josh Thomas. With the Chargers on the Carolina 22, Rivers passed to Denario Alexander that appeared uncatchable. The official threw a flag on Thomas for pass interference, and the Chargers were given the ball on the 9-yard line.

Time of game: 14:02 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: DeAngelo Williams fumbled the ball in Carolina territory to give San Diego the nice field position. The fumble was only Williams' second of the season.

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Score: Panthers 31, Chargers 0

Scoring play: A 4-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Steve Smith

Drive: 8 plays, 56 yards, 4:44

Key play: DeAngelo Williams had three straight rushes for nine yards each in the middle of the drive. Williams took the Panthers from the San Diego 32 to the 5 on three straight rushes to set up the touchdown.

Time of game: 8:56 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: That's Smith's third touchdown of the season to go along with his 1,000-yard receiving season.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM | Permalink

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