NFL: San Diego 17, Arizona 6

Aug. 23, 2009 at 2:58 AM   |   0 comments

GLENDALE, Ariz., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Phillip Rivers and two others passed for a combined 234 yards Saturday, leading San Diego to a 17-6 NFL pre-season win over Arizona.

Rivers completed 5-of-7 passes for 116 yards, but no touchdowns.

Billy Volek went 6-for-7 for 66 yards with one touchdown.

Rookie Charlie Whitehurst went 5-for-9 for 52 yards.

Michael Bennett ran for a touchdown.

Legedu Naanee caught two passes for 54 yards with one touchdown, while Nate Kaeding added a field goal and two extra points for the Chargers, who bounced back from a 20-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week.

Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner went 6-for-13 for 80 yards and one interception.

Tim Hightower rushed for 42 yards on nine carries, and Neil Rackers kicked two field goals for the Cardinals, who lost their pre-season opener.

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