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Chargers Trounce 49ers 34-7



    In their eighth win of the season, the San Diego Chargers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 at Qualcomm Stadium Thursday.

    They're still alive for a playoff spot.

    The headliner was receiver Vincent Jackson. He scored three times. He wants to be paid like an elite receiver and why not, he plays like one.

    He's a difference maker.

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    The first score was all Vincent. Philip Rivers heaved it deep, but under threw Jackson, who took the ball away from Nate Clements and scored.

    Jackson with five catches, 112 yards and three touchowns.

    His second touchdown was too easy. With an 11-yard toss, Jackson just ran past linebacker Takeo Spikes. That made it 17-0.

    Jackson helped ice it in the 4th quarter. This time was a 21-yarder. That made it 31-0.

    Rivers hit 19 of 25 passes for 273 yards and a 150 QB rating. Rivers went over 4,000 passing yards for the third straight season, matching Dan Fouts' team record from 1979-80 and 1981.

    Jackson is asking for a lot of money and a long-term deal.

    He's worth it, but doesn't figure to get it from A.J. Smith. Norv Turner knows how valuable he is.

    Chargers defense tied a team record with seven straight quarters of shut out football. The 49ers didn't score until late in the 4th quarter.

    The Chargers are now 8-6 and will be pulling for the Rams to beat the 8 and 5 Chiefs Sunday in St. Louis.