(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
The San Diego Chargers helped bring some normalcy to a region that's been ravaged by deadly wildfires by whipping the Houston Texans today by a score of 35-10. Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes for the Chargers and cornerback Antonio Cromartie had a great game with a fumble recovery for a touchdown and two interceptions, one of which he returned 70 yards for another TD. Cromartie is shown above with the ball celebrating with teammate Barton Siler after recovering a bad snap in the end zone.
The game was played at Qualcomm Stadium just two days after the last fire evacuee left and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and firefighters were on hand for the game.
For more details on the Chargers, read this report by AP sports writer Bernie Wilson.
UNDEFEATED MATCHUP SET: In other developments, the New England Patriots won again, this time thoroughly dismantling the Washington Redskins, 52-7. The Indianapolis Colts also won today with Peyton Manning leading the way to a 31-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. The Colts and Patriots play each other next weekend in a battle of unbeaten teams.