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Who Won the Chargers-Broncos Monday Night Football Game?

Who Won the Chargers-Broncos Monday Night Football Game?”

It goes like this: Pummel the opposing quarterback, and put your own quarterback on autopilot. The same Chargers that easily could have won nine games last season.

His second dart to Fowler extended Denver's lead to 21-7 in the third quarter. The second kick was blocked and Denver got a win, 24-21, they tried to give away.

Joseph kept his team focused by imploring them to remember it wasn't over.

They had followed their standard blueprint of defensive dominance in every way. When Philip Rivers went up top to Travis Benjamin it felt like the Chargers were just going to steal the game.

The Broncos get the W, but both teams can claim moral victories here. This game should end with a Rivers interception and a Broncos win.

Vance Joseph is making his head coaching debut, and he's expected to continue the defensive dominance and get the Broncos back to the postseason. And good thing for the Broncos' playoff hopes. At that time the Chargers offense had been smothered almost into submission.

Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas resumed practicing this week after being held out of workouts since suffering a thigh injury August 26 against Green Bay.

Prior to the fourth quarter, it was a slow grind for the Chargers with both Rivers and Melvin Gordon struggling to keep the team moving. He had a fine half, and a fine game.

It was a 15 yard penalty giving the Broncos better field position. Regardless, the Chargers faltered down the stretch, losing five consecutive games to end the year, ultimately ending Mike McCoy's reign as head coach.

Panic shouldn't have set in yet. To this point, it's been Gordon or nothing for the Chargers, who are struggling to hold back the flood of Broncos defenders early in this game.

"We just waited too long to get started, but then you could feel it", Rivers said. With veterans such as Chris Harris, Aqib Talib, and of course Von Miller, this defense should still be one of the best in the NFL. Previous year he completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 4,386 yards, 33 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. After a fourth down run and pass interference the ensuing play, the Chargers had the ball at Denver's 34-yard line with 17 seconds left.

The issues with the Broncos are on offense and there are plenty of them. It supported the defense and responded with a counterpunch.

Matt Bryant kicked three field goals, with Devonta Freeman also running in a five-yard score for the visitors, while touchdowns from Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen and a Connor Barth field goal were in vain for the Bears. "On the other side, I think the Chargers will be pretty balanced and will chew clock against a tough Broncos D. Bolts take the opener 24-10".

The Broncos offense attempted to turn things around with a 44 yard reception from Virgil Green. Trevor Siemian was poking holes in the Chargers defense. On the ensuing drive, Siemian threw a fine ball into good coverage that was nearly incomplete.

That's why Harris' leap was needed, and in the process the Broncos re-learned a valuable lesson: There's little wiggle room with their recipe for winning. The Chargers finished with 64 rushing yards on 20 carries - a 2.9 yards per carry average.



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