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NFL: San Diego 27, New York Jets 17

Dec. 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers hurled two touchdown passes and Michael Spurlock scored on a 63-yard punt return Sunday in San Diego's 27-17 victory over the New York Jets.

Rivers went 11-of-22 through the air for 165 yards for the Chargers (6-9), who won for the second time in three games.

Greg McElroy started behind center for the Jets (6-9) in place of the benched Mark Sanchez and responded by completing 14-of-24 for 185 yards with an interception and a fumble lost in his first NFL start.

Shonn Greene was limited to 38 rushing yards on 14 carries as New York dropped its second straight.

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