Tolbert's 3rd TD Lifts Chargers to 24-17 Win

Sunday, Sep 11, 2011  |  Updated 5:26 PM PDT
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Tolbert's 3rd TD Lifts Chargers to 24-17 Win

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Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers scores the go-ahead touchdown during a game against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on January 3, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Fullback Mike Tolbert's third touchdown, a 19-yard pass from Philip Rivers with 5:01 to play, lifted the San Diego Chargers to a 24-17 victory over Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Rivers rolled left and waited for Tolbert to get open inside the 5-yard line, then lobbed the winning pass. Rivers completed 33 of 48 passes for 335 yards and was intercepted twice. Tolbert also scored on a 7-yard run and had a 1-yard TD catch.

Peterson, who set the NFL single-game record with 296 yards against San Diego as a rookie in 2007, had 98 yards on 16 carries one day after signing a contract extension potentially worth $100 million.

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