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With only 1 win vs team with winning record, Chargers heading into tough closing stretch

San Diego Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist (38) celebrates on the field after the Chargers defeated the St. Louis Rams 27-24 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

San Diego Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist (38) celebrates on the field after the Chargers defeated the St. Louis Rams 27-24 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)  (The Associated Press)

The perceived easy part of the San Diego Charges' schedule is over.

They close with five games against teams with winning records.

The Chargers (7-4) have won just one game against a team with a winning record, a Week 2 upset against defending Super Bowl champion Seattle.

The Chargers beat the Rams 27-24 Sunday after safety Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left.

It was San Diego's third takeaway. But the Chargers also had three turnovers, including a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.

Says coach Mike McCoy: "Week in, week out, you turn the ball over and odds of losing go up higher."

San Diego visits Baltimore Sunday. The Ravens were 6-4 going into Monday night's game at New Orleans.

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