(KGTV) - Don't look now: Here come the Chargers.
Philip Rivers threw for over 400 yards and three touchdowns as the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving Day to put themselves back in the playoff conversation.
The Bolts have now won five of its last 7 games after starting the season 0-4. With the win over Dallas, Los Angeles is 5-6 and behind AFC West-leading Kansas City by 1 1/2 games.
Rivers connected with receiver Keenan Allen 11 times for 172 yards and 42-yard touchdown in which Allen eluded numerous Cowboy defenders on his way to the end zone.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) November 23, 2017
Not to be outdone by the offense, the Chargers' defense stifled Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense all game, picking off the 2nd-year QB three times.
One of those interceptions was returned 90 yards for a score by DB Desmond King to provide the final margin.
Defense in FEAST mode 🦃🍗⚡️ pic.twitter.com/5FTg30cAot
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) November 24, 2017
During the game, Chargers kicker Nick Novak suffered a back injury that forced the team to use punter Drew Kaser as their placekicker.
Kaser, who never attempted a field goal or extra point in an NFL or college game, went on to miss 2 of 3 extra points.
In fact, before he was forced into placekicking duties, broadcast cameras caught Kaser missing the kicking net completely on a practice try.
juuuuuuuust a bit outside pic.twitter.com/Yi54JqfkKI
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) November 23, 2017
NEXT GAME: The Chargers host the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 3.