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Chargers embarrass lifeless Steelers

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  • San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) goes up to make a touchdown catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Josh Victorian in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

      San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) goes up to make a touchdown catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Josh Victorian in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
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PITTSBURGH -- Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.

The win was San Diego's first in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh and snapped a four-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-8) dominated from the outset, never letting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 42 passes for 285 yards and three second-half touchdowns. But he also threw an interception and had a botched screen pass turn into an easy San Diego score as Pittsburgh (7-6) hardly played like a team readying for a postseason run.

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