Multiple coaching mistakes in the first half kept the game close, but the Broncos were able to edge out the Chargers for the 22-10 win. It was a great day for defense and the special teams were at their best of the entire season.
Peyton Manning played through a thigh injury and flu-like symptoms and Connor Barth kicked five field goals to lead Denver to a 22-10 victory against the San Diego Chargers.
Running back Ryan Mathews is inactive for the San Diego Chargers’ game against the Denver Broncos.
There weren’t many surprises when the Denver Broncos injury report was released on Friday afternoon. Montee Ball will continue to sit, along with two teammates, while high-flying tight end Julius Thomas should be able to play.
With just three games left in the regular season, the Denver Broncos can clinch the AFC West and at least one home playoff game with a win at San Diego on Sunday.
Peyton Manning is tied for the NFL lead with 36 touchdown passes and he’s 90 yards shy of his 14th 4,000-yard season.
For the Denver Broncos this week, it’s win and they’ve won the AFC West. The San Diego Chargers know this is a must-win game for them, as it would keep their playoff and even division-winning hopes alive.
Linebacker Brandon Marshall calls his time leading the Denver Broncos on defense a “fairy tale.”
In a game that started slowly, the Denver Broncos finally jumped all over their divisional foe and buried the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night. Denver’s dominant defense staunchly stopped San Diego’s rushing attack repeatedly and then the Broncos lit up the Chargers with some offensive fireworks.
Peyton Manning lit up the scoreboard again with three touchdown passes, all to Emmanuel Sanders, in a 35-21 victory over San Diego on Thursday night.