Volek throws TD pass in final seconds for Chargers winAug 28, 2011 - 5:41 AM Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Billy Volek threw a 14-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to Bryan Walters in the waning seconds of the San Diego Chargers' 34-31 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
The Chargers trailed 31-20 before Darryl Gamble recovered a Richard Bartel fumble in the Cardinals' end zone midway through the fourth quarter.
With 3:11 remaining, Volek led San Diego on a 12-play, 90-yard drive to account for the winning score. In all, Volek completed 9-of-17 passes for 123 yards.
Philip Rivers also performed well for the Chargers, throwing for 198 yards and a pair of second quarter scores to Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd.
Rivers' counterpart, Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb, was equally effective. Following early field goals from Jay Feely and Nate Kaeding, the former Philadelphia Eagle gave the Cardinals a 10-3 lead when he connected with Larry Fitzgerald for an 80-yard touchdown pass.
Fitzgerald finished with three catches for 108 yards.
Patrick Peterson intercepted a Rivers' pass and returned it 34 yards for a score to give the Cardinals a 17-3 advantage after one quarter.
Andre Roberts reeled off a 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and LaRod Stephens-Howling caught a fourth quarter scoring strike from Bartel to account for Arizona's final tally.
Kaeding booted a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter.
- SAN DIEGO: 34
Aug 28 1:08 AM
- == Preseason == San Diego Touchdown - 14-yard pass from Billy Volek to Bryan Walters. (Nate
Chargers 34, Cardinals 31 4th - 0:03Aug 28 1:06 AM
- == Preseason == San Diego Touchdown - 1-yard fumble recovery by Darryl Gamble. (Nate Kaeding
Chargers 27, Cardinals 31 4th - 8:15Aug 28 12:44 AM
- == Preseason == Arizona Touchdown - 6-yard pass from Richard Bartel to LaRod Stephens Howlin
Chargers 20, Cardinals 31 4th - 12:33Aug 28 12:29 AM
- SAN DIEGO: 20
End of 3rd
Aug 28 12:21 AM
- == Preseason == San Diego Field Goal - 36-yarder by Nate Kaeding.
Chargers 20, Cardinals 24 3rd - 5:01Aug 28 12:10 AM
- SAN DIEGO: 17
Aug 27 11:31 PM
- == Preseason == San Diego Touchdown - 3-yard pass from Philip Rivers to Malcolm Floyd. (Nate
Chargers 17, Cardinals 24 2nd - 0:24Aug 27 11:29 PM
- == Preseason == Arizona Touchdown - 34-yard run by Andre Roberts. (Jay Feely kick).
Chargers 10, Cardinals 24 2nd - 11:09Aug 27 11:02 PM
- == Preseason == San Diego Touchdown - 13-yard pass from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates. (Nat
Chargers 10, Cardinals 17 2nd - 13:44Aug 27 10:56 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 3
End of 1st
Aug 27 10:52 PM
- == Preseason == Arizona Touchdown - 34-yard interception return by Patrick Peterson. (Jay Fe
Chargers 3, Cardinals 17 1st - 2:14Aug 27 10:47 PM
- == Preseason == Arizona Touchdown - 80-yard pass from Kevin Kolb to Larry Fitzgerald. (Jay F
Chargers 3, Cardinals 10 1st - 3:52Aug 27 10:41 PM
- == Preseason == San Diego Field Goal - 52-yarder by Nate Kaeding.
Chargers 3, Cardinals 3 1st - 4:08Aug 27 10:39 PM
- == Preseason == Arizona Field Goal - 36-yarder by Jay Feely.
Chargers 0, Cardinals 3 1st - 7:48Aug 27 10:25 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 27 10:11 PM
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