Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense did what it’s done most of the season in marching down field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Since then, the night has belonged to the San Diego Chargers.
San Diego has scored 21 consecutive points in taking a two touchdown lead over the Broncos midway through the third quarter.
Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen hooked up for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter – a 19-yard and a 14-yard touchdown, respectively – in taking a 17-10 lead into halftime. The Chargers continued to move the ball against a struggling Broncos’ defense to open the second half. An eight-play, 80-yard drive was capped by a 23-yard touchdown run from Ryan Mathews to extend the San Diego to 24-10.
The Broncos high-powered offense has managed just one first down since late in the first quarter.