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Rivers, Chargers outduel Leinart, Cardinals

Aug 26, 2007 - 5:24 AM GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Philip Rivers and Matt Leinart showed why they are considered to be among the rising star quarterbacks in the NFL.

Rivers threw a pair of touchdown passes to Vincent Jackson and Nate Kaeding kicked four field goals to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 33-31 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night.

Kaeding's final field goal, from 37 yards out, came with two seconds to play. He also connected from 33, 25 and 21 yards.

A former fourth overall pick in his second season as starter, Rivers completed 20-of-29 passes for 282 yards while playing midway into the the third quarter.

The performance was more impressive since Chargers running back and league MVP LaDainian Tomlinson did not play and his backup, Michael Turner, suffered a sprained ankle and did not return.

Leinart, the Cardinals' second-year quarterback, also was superb, finishing 10-of-16 for 196 yards and a touchdown. He did it without star running back Edgerrin James, who also sat out.

Playing just the first half, the lefthander directed three first-half scoring drives, including an 80-yard TD pass to Anquan Boldin in the final minute of the first quarter to give Arizona a 10-3 lead.

Jackson hauled in four passes for 92 yards, including a 33-yard scoring strike with 5:52 left in the first half and a 6-yard TD connection with 6:52 left in the third quarter.

Cardinals backup quarterback Kurt Warner also was impressive, hitting 6-of-7 passes for 78 yards before giving way to Shane Boyd.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN DIEGO 10 7 10 6 33
    ARIZONA 10 7 7 7 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 50 YD, 1:00. ARIZONA
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 33 YD, 7:58. SAN DIEGO
    3-3
    ARI - TD, ANQUAN BOLDIN 80 YD PASS FROM MATT
    LEINART (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 8:50.
    ARIZONA 10-3


    Aug 26 1:17 AM


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    FG SDG
    NATE KAEDING 37 YD
    SAN DIEGO 33
    ARIZONA 31 0:02 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 1:16 AM
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    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 1:16 AM


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    TD ARI
    MATT TRANNON 5 YD PASS FROM SHANE BOYD
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 30
    ARIZONA 31 1:06 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 1:11 AM
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    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 1:11 AM
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    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 1:03 AM


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    FG SDG
    NATE KAEDING 21 YD
    SAN DIEGO 30
    ARIZONA 24 5:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 12:54 AM
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    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 12:54 AM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN DIEGO 10 7 10 27
    ARIZONA 10 7 7 24 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 50 YD, 1:00. ARIZONA
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 33 YD, 7:58. SAN DIEGO
    3-3
    ARI - TD, ANQUAN BOLDIN 80 YD PASS FROM MATT
    LEINART (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 8:50.
    ARIZON

    Aug 26 12:32 AM


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    TD ARI
    J.J. ARRINGTON 1 YD RUN
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 27
    ARIZONA 24 0:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 12:28 AM


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    FG SDG
    NATE KAEDING 25 YD
    SAN DIEGO 27
    ARIZONA 17 6:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 12:17 AM


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    TD SDG
    VINCENT JACKSON 6 YD PASS FROM PHILIP RIVERS
    (NATE KAEDING KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 24
    ARIZONA 17 8:08 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 26 12:09 AM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN DIEGO 10 7 17
    ARIZONA 10 7 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 50 YD, 1:00. ARIZONA
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 33 YD, 7:58. SAN DIEGO
    3-3
    ARI - TD, ANQUAN BOLDIN 80 YD PASS FROM MATT
    LEINART (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 8:50.
    ARIZONA 10

    Aug 25 11:42 PM
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    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 11:32 PM


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    TD SDG
    VINCENT JACKSON 33 YD PASS FROM PHILIP RIVERS
    (NATE KAEDING KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 17
    ARIZONA 17 5:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 11:19 PM


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    TD ARI
    MARCEL SHIPP 4 YD RUN
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 10
    ARIZONA 17 12:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 10:57 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN DIEGO 10 10
    ARIZONA 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 50 YD, 1:00. ARIZONA
    3-0
    SDG - FG, NATE KAEDING 33 YD, 7:58. SAN DIEGO
    3-3
    ARI - TD, ANQUAN BOLDIN 80 YD PASS FROM MATT
    LEINART (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 8:50.
    ARIZON

    Aug 25 10:48 PM


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    TD SDG
    DARREN SPROLES 19 YD RUN
    (NATE KAEDING KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 10
    ARIZONA 10 1:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 10:44 PM


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    TD ARI
    ANQUAN BOLDIN 80 YD PASS FROM MATT LEINART
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    SAN DIEGO 3
    ARIZONA 10 6:10 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 10:28 PM


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    FG SDG
    NATE KAEDING 33 YD
    SAN DIEGO 3
    ARIZONA 3 7:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 10:21 PM


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    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 50 YD
    SAN DIEGO 0
    ARIZONA 3 14:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Chargers vs. CardinalsAug 25 10:09 PM