Broncos vs Chargers: Denver edges San Diego, 28-20

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Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) scores a touchdown late in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Denver Broncos looked like were going to cruise to an easy win on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers after they built a 28-6 lead in the third quarter, highlighted by three receiving touchdowns by wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and four passing touchdowns by Peyton Manning, who continues to look like a runaway-favorite for the NFL MVP award.

But the Chargers would not go quietly in this AFC West showdown, and Phillip Rivers caught fire in the latter part of the third period to rally San Diego to within 8 points deep into the fourth quarter,

The Chargers offense would get the ball with under 7 minutes left in the game, but the Denver defense stiffened when it counted most and forced a punt.

From there, Manning and the offense would eat-up the clock and help Denver escape with a 28-20 win.

With the loss, the Chargers fall below the .500 mark at 4-5 and face a must-win game against the Miami Dolphins next week if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Meanwhile, The Broncos are now 7-1 entering their Week 11 AFC West showdown-game against the Kansas City Chiefs that will see the winner ascend into first-place.

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Tags: AFC West Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos NFL Peyton Manning San Diego Chargers

  • DXW

    I bet you Manning is going to be out next week vs KC, which fits with KC’s dumb luck run. Not a big deal. Denver is so talented that they’ll beat KC, even with Osweiler at QB, but hopefully Manning will be ready by the NE game. That one will be tough to win without Manning.

  • Cheyenne Kid

    No, the Broncos are not 7-1, that was their 8th win , so try 8-1 on for size. And they will be ready for a huge opportunity to retake first place back from the Chiefs and remove the last unbeaten team in the NFL.And it’s a home game at Mile High so it will be rocking with Bronco fans in full voice to see thei to see their beloved Broncos retake the first place in the AFC West. Go Broncos and Crush the Chiefs next Sunday night!!!