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Broncos’ special teams miscues give Chargers early lead

Philip Rivers, Ryan Mathews AP

Trindon Holliday got cut last week. He might get cut this week, too.

Holliday, the diminutive return man who was claimed by the Broncos off waivers from the Texans last week, muffed a punt in the first quarter on Monday night to set up the Chargers in the red zone. Although the Broncos’ defense held the Chargers without a first down, the good field position gave Nick Novak an easy 32-yard field goal and gave the Chargers a 3-0 lead.

Although Holliday has blazing speed and looked great in the preseason with the Texans, he makes too many mistakes as a return man, and he’s running out of opportunities to make it in the NFL. A 5-foot-5 guy who can fly can be a lot of fun to watch, but if he can’t hold onto the ball, he can’t return kicks in the NFL.

After the Chargers’ field goal, Broncos kickoff returner Omar Bolden fumbled the ensuing kickoff, again setting up the Chargers in great field position. This time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers responded with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates, giving the Chargers a 10-0 lead.

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55 Responses to “Broncos’ special teams miscues give Chargers early lead”
  1. natelan69 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:14 PM

    It’s over Broncos. No amount of Hocchuli’s or Manning’s can save you tonight.

    Go Chargers!!!

  2. natelan69 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:23 PM

    John Elways looks like an epileptic horse in that Dove commercial.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:24 PM

    bron-chokes are killing themselves!!!

  4. 2difshoe says: Oct 15, 2012 9:25 PM

    In other news, don’t you just love it when Tom Brady and Belichick LOSE !

  5. packerfaninsandiego says: Oct 15, 2012 9:27 PM

    Pick Rivers…….overrated qb

  6. gweetarman says: Oct 15, 2012 9:30 PM

    As a Bronco fan, I realize that this team beats itself every week. The chargers suck…they aren’t winning the Super Bowl ever. But neither are the broncos because we beat ourselves every week. It’s a joke.

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:37 PM

    just wait til it starts gettin cold out, peyton will really have the chock button on stuck!!!

  8. natelan69 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:46 PM

    Meet the new Manning. Same as the old Manning.

    Owned by the Chargers once again!!!

    Go Chargers!!!

  9. malvaren18 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:47 PM

    The broncos don’t deserve manning, wow

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:47 PM

    and peyton could never beat the chargers in his career for some reason

  11. jgava19 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:48 PM

    I see Lord Peyton hasn’t forgot how to throw a pick 6

  12. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:51 PM

    Why when Peyton manning make turnover the comment or always blame someone else. But if it someone like Vick he gets all the blame. Peyton has put his team in holes this year also. But In this league everything is white and black literally. Peyton is not good anymore and need to hang it up

  13. eeerockski says: Oct 15, 2012 9:51 PM

    Youre totally right. No point to even finish the game now, the almighty natelan69 has spoken!

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 15, 2012 9:51 PM

    Logan for the Lions fumbled a key punt in OT that very likely could have cost the Lions the game, but the ball luckily squirted into his lap when he couldn’t move. If he can’t hold onto the ball, then maybe we should get an even faster and more electrifying guy that also has the same problem.

    It’s easier to teach holding onto the ball than it is to teach blazing speed and cutting ability.

  15. andrewproughcfe says: Oct 15, 2012 9:52 PM

    Got to love Peyton’s tackle attempt on the pick-6 — “OK, think I’ll just lay down over here – you guys go ahead”.

  16. wtfchiefs says: Oct 15, 2012 9:56 PM

    Ha ha
    ….muffed

  17. choppa2lis says: Oct 15, 2012 10:05 PM

    is there too much tapanade on the football for pay a ton? papa john better be pleased he didnt pledge to give away 1 milion pizzas for each INT pay a ton throws this year

  18. zer0s1gnal says: Oct 15, 2012 10:07 PM

    Well that is one way to keep Manning off the field.

  19. davidcl77 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:07 PM

    Manning looks ridiculous in that Broncos uniform.
    Fox and Horseteeth thought they were going to win the Super Bowl. Lol!

  20. baloneyjohn says: Oct 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    That was a fair catch interference despite Gruden’s mumbling to the contrary

  21. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    Why do I hear Homer Simpson?
    D’Oh….

  22. geniusfan says: Oct 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    For the life of me I’ll never understand why Peyton Manning wanted to play for the Broncos instead of the 49ers.

    If Denver loses this game and it looks like they will their season is in massive trouble.

  23. natelan69 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    Look at Rivers’ numbers against the Broncos and Manning. And people thought the Broncos had a chance against us?

    History repeats itself. Broncos+Manning=Rivers wins by landslide!!!

  24. Gordon says: Oct 15, 2012 10:10 PM

    The Broncos are awful. How many games can they fall behind by 3 TDs before halftime? It feels like this is the script for every one of their losses this year.

  25. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 15, 2012 10:13 PM

    Shoulda went to San Fran Peyton….

    Well, Poppa Bear wouldn’t allow that, he wanted a Manning Superbowl.

    The 100 million still looks pretty good though

  26. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:14 PM

    i guess the broncos fans better hold on to that money they were gonna spend on those super bowl tickets they were guaranteeing to go to when they won the peyton sweepstakes

  27. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 15, 2012 10:21 PM

    “i guess the broncos fans better hold on to that money they were gonna spend on those super bowl tickets they were guaranteeing to go to when they won the peyton sweepstakes”

    *********************

    Could be worse…your team owner could be selling Victorias Secret on Sunday instead of hiring competent football people to run the show.

    Signed,

    Cowboys fan

  28. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 15, 2012 10:24 PM

    Manning not earning his $90 Mill. He should be on the Yankees.

  29. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 15, 2012 10:28 PM

    “For the life of me I’ll never understand why Peyton Manning wanted to play for the Broncos instead of the 49ers.”

    *******************

    Can’t have an “All-Manning Superbowl” if both Mannings are in the NFC.

    The Mannings and the NFL want that more than the 49ers winning the Superbowl.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    But I do agree he would have had more success in San Fran

  30. eventhorizon04 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:34 PM

    “eaglesfan29 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:51 PM

    Why when Peyton manning make turnover the comment or always blame someone else. But if it someone like Vick he gets all the blame.”

    Peyton had 4 turnovers the entire year coming into this game – 3 coming in 1 game against the Falcons.

    Vick averages 3-4 turnovers per game.

    Do you understand the difference, or do I need to draw you a diagram?

  31. bnasu13 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:36 PM

    This is great. Still can’t believe Manning chose the Broncos. This team is AWFUL!

  32. lt2futurehof says: Oct 15, 2012 10:39 PM

    Cut Jeromy Clary!!!! When Gaither comes back start Mike Harris at Right Tackle!!!!

  33. ravenmuscle says: Oct 15, 2012 10:41 PM

    John Elway should stick to his car dealerships…as a GM HE SUCKS…paying all that money to a WASHED UP Peyton was just stupid.

    Hey…if they offered me $18 million to make out I’m a quarterback in Denver…I’m taking it too.

    Sorry Denver, you made a BIG mistake.

  34. md228010 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:51 PM

    Let’s go Manning!!

  35. siknutty says: Oct 15, 2012 10:57 PM

    Eaglesfan29;

    Leave it to a eagles/Vick fan to pull the race card. First of all, last time I checked, Peyton had a top 5 qb rating in the league. The only game he has put us in a hole was the falcons game. Manning could chop off his right arm and still be twice as good as Vick.

  36. dannythebisforbeast says: Oct 15, 2012 11:14 PM

    To the racist prick above. Manning gets slack because he won a super bowl a few MVPs. And us currently like 12-12 in the second half. Not cause he’s white. Vick can’t read defenses is it cause he’s black or just stupid? Stupid doesn’t know color

  37. jgava19 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:20 PM

    Holy comeback.

  38. doe22us says: Oct 15, 2012 11:26 PM

    I guess so people spoke to soon wow.. Peyton is a baller wow.

  39. doe22us says: Oct 15, 2012 11:36 PM

    ravensmuscle peytonsneck and a host of others are probably puking right now lol.

  40. eeerockski says: Oct 15, 2012 11:36 PM

    Where r all u bums at now?? Ha!

  41. beauregard says: Oct 15, 2012 11:36 PM

    Come on Charger fans and Manning haters, lets hear it now. Total collapse of Rivers.
    LOL!

  42. tdotbronco says: Oct 15, 2012 11:37 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahsshaha take that nutella69 and all u charger fans. More broncos fans at your own stadium.

  43. dlh1970 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:40 PM

    All the Peyton haters can suck it. You know who you are.

  44. truths4all says: Oct 15, 2012 11:41 PM

    Where did all of the brave (meaning drug addled-beer fueled) Bronco and Payton haters go? It sure got quiet here in the second half.

  45. rcampore says: Oct 15, 2012 11:43 PM

    I just chuckle at all the chargers fans above. You should know your team better and realize that they are the ultimate choke artists.

  46. lsd29787 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:45 PM

    All you Denver hater like dx said suck it

  47. eeerockski says: Oct 15, 2012 11:53 PM

    Lol! Broncos!

  48. maiphatdong says: Oct 16, 2012 12:38 AM

    Just win baby!!!

  49. jimcaldwellsucks says: Oct 16, 2012 12:40 AM

    It’s always funny laughing at ignorance.

  50. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 16, 2012 12:52 AM

    It’s all fun and games until somebody chokes

  51. seahawksbmx says: Oct 16, 2012 12:54 AM

    So fun to go through threads like this from start to finish.

  52. spellingcops says: Oct 16, 2012 1:14 AM

    I put the over/under at 9 for drinks natelan69 had before he passed out in the street in a puddle of his own regurgitated alcohol using the curb as a pillow after the Broncos kicked the Chargers ace in the 2nd half.

  53. hoopsdoc says: Oct 16, 2012 3:07 AM

    Man, where did all the haters go? Peyton=Greatest Of All Time

  54. davidcl77 says: Oct 16, 2012 6:41 AM

    It’s not like they beat a good team. Actually, since Ray Lewis went down, with the exception of New England and Houston, the whole AFC sux!

  55. spellingcops says: Oct 16, 2012 9:18 AM

    peytonsneck18 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:37 PM

    just wait til it starts gettin cold out, peyton will really have the chock button on stuck!!!
    ——————————————-
    I guess he forgot to hit that “chock” button in the 2nd half, huh stupid? And Peyton does just fine in cold weather games. Speaking of “chocking”, how’s your Raiders doing, imbecile?

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