The San Diego Chargers’ win over the Minnesota Vikings had everything you could ask from an NFL football game — high powered offenses, touching pregame ceremonies and an exciting come from behind win.

Here are images from the Chargers 24-17 victory, including shots of fans and players commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

   Chargers defensive starters prepare to take the field before Sunday’s game.

   The Charger Girls donned special uniforms to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of 9/11.

   Chargers Free Safety Eric Weddle takes the field.

   Chargers Wide Reciever Richard Goodman takes the field.

   Tight End Antonio Gates wore special gloves to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of 9/11.

   Antonio Gates.

   Fans held a banner listing names of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

   Three Osprey helicopters fly over Qualcomm Stadium before the game.

   A Vikings fan and a Chargers fan watch the fly over.

   Fans received American flags upon entering the stadium.

   Military members who helped during pregame ceremonies watched the game.

   A Charger girl frames the field before kickoff.

   Chargers Running Back Mike Tolbert scores his first touchdown of the game.

   Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson is pulled down just shy of the endzone. 

   Chargers Wide Reciever Malcolm Floyd grabs a ball after in bounced out of bounds on an overthrown pass.

   Chargers Linebacker Antwan Barnes celebrates after sacking Vikings Quarterback Donovan McNabb.

   Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates and Vikings Free Safety Husain Abdullah both go up for a pass that fell incomplete.

   Chargers Free Safety Darrell Stuckey celebrates.

   Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson.

   Chargers Running Back Ryan Mathews.

   Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates goes up for a pass in the endzone that fell incomplete.

   Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers.

   Chargers Running Back Mike Tolbert.

   Chargers Running Back Mike Tolbert places the ball in the endzone after scoring his second of three touchdowns. 

   Vikings Quarterback Donovan McNabb.

   Chargers Linebacker Donald Butler.

   Chargers Tight End Randy McMichael.

   Chargers Wide Reciever Vincent Jackson hauls in a pass.

   Chargers Fullback Jacob Hester.

   Vikings Right End Jared Allen celebrates an interception.

   Chargers Linebacker Antwan Barnes watches over as Left End Luis Castillo receives attention from team doctors. Castillo left the game with a knee injury.

   Chargers Running Back Mike Tolbert celebrates after scoring three touchdowns in the team’s victory.

   Chargers Punter Mike Scifres, who stepped in to kick key field goals after Kicker Nate Keading suffered an injury, was all smiles as he left the field on Sunday.

   Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers chats with Vikings Quarterback Donovan McNabb after the game.

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