AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — It was ugly and sloppy — and it was also a win for Los Angeles. That's what mattered most to Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Chicago kicker Eddy Pineiro missed a 41-yard field goal as time expired and Los Angeles hung on to beat the Bears 17-16 on Sunday.
"We just needed a win, any way — 35-0, 2-0, 3-2 or 17-16," Rivers said. "It's just good to win."
The Bears (3-4) took over at their 35 with 1:33 remaining and had a chance to win it after driving all the way to the 21. Chicago had quarterback Mitchell Trubisky take a knee with about 40 seconds left rather than try to get closer to the goal line because coach Matt Nagy didn't want to risk a fumble. And Pineiro, who hit an upright on a miss earlier, drove the potential winner wide l