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Gilchrist's interception of Hill at goal line saves Chargers' 27-24 win against Rams

  • St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, right, celebrates his touchdown with teammate Chris Givens during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, right, celebrates his touchdown with teammate Chris Givens during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill yells to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill yells to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the San Diego Chargers' 27-24 victory against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Gilchrist jumped the route as journeyman Hill tried to force a pass to Kenny Britt on second-and-goal from the 4. The Rams Hill had beaten Gilchrist on a 7-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey with 2:04 left that pulled the Rams within three points.

Ryan Mathews had a 32-yard touchdown run and linebacker Andrew Gachkar scored on a 13-yard fumble recovery 21 seconds later to help the Chargers (7-4) tighten the AFC West race.

Philip Rivers shook off a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins and threw a 29-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Keenan Allen, who earlier had two turnovers.

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