San Diego - Philip Rivers tossed four touchdowns as the surging San Diego Chargers dominated the Denver Broncos, 35-14, in an AFC West battle at Qualcomm Stadium.
Rivers went 15-for-24 with 233 yards and one interception while Mike Tolbert added 25 carries for 111 yards and a score for the Chargers (5-5), who moved back to .500 with a three-game winning streak.
San Diego now sits in a tie for second-place in the division with Oakland, both of which are a game behind the first place Chiefs.
Patrick Crayton had three catches for 105 yards and a score while Darren Sproles added five catches for 60 yards with a touchdown.
Kyle Orton was 24-for-38 with 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Broncos (3-7), who failed to build on last week's victory over Kansas City and have now dropped five of their last six.
Knowshon Moreno had 13 carries for 58 yards and a score while Brandon Lloyd finished with six catches for 78 yards and a touchdown in the loss as Denver fell to 1-4 on the road this season.