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Palmer's late TD pass to Brown gives Cardinals 18-17 win

  • San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) eludes the tackle of Arizona Cardinals free safety Tony Jefferson (22) to score a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) eludes the tackle of Arizona Cardinals free safety Tony Jefferson (22) to score a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) is pursued by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Larry Foote (50) and Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) is pursued by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Larry Foote (50) and Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) scores a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) scores a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Carson Palmer threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to John Brown with 2:25 to play, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Chargers 18-17 on Monday night.

Brown, a rookie from little Pittsburg State, caught a short pass and then eluded tacklers into the end zone, capping an 11-play, 91-yard drive.

Arizona trailed 17-6 after three quarters.

Jerry Attaochu blocked a punt and forced a fumble, setting up 10 Chargers points.

With his team trailing 6-3 at the half, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers went 6 for 6 for 82 yards on a drive to open the second half. His six-yard pass to Malcom Floyd for the TD put the Chargers ahead 10-6.

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