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Rivers: beating Colts was turning point of season for Bolts, who now face winless Jaguars

  • San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, right, and wide receiver Keenan Allen,left, celebrate after the Chargers' 19-9 victory in a NFL football game Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)The Associated Press

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, right, and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers talk after the Chargers' 19-9 victory in a NFL football game Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)The Associated Press

If the San Diego Chargers beat winless Jacksonville on Sunday, they'll be above .500 for the first time this season.

That's a big deal for a team that looked so dismal in a loss at Oakland before using a methodical, balanced offense to beat Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 19-9 Monday night.

Now the Chargers (3-3) will try to win consecutive games for the first time this season.

Says quarterback Philip Rivers: "I thought this was a turning point for our season."

The Chargers weren't saddled with the turnovers and other mistakes they made at Oakland. But they did have to settle for four field goals from Nick Novak despite several long, time-consuming drives led by Rivers.

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