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Chargers control game, clock and hold 10-3 halftime lead


The Chargers have held the ball for most of the first half and hold a 10-3 lead over the Broncos at halftime.

Philip Rivers‘ hot start included a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Hunter Henry on the first drive and passing Dan Fouts to become the Chargers’ all-time leading passer.

The Chargers drove 75 yards in 12 plays and seven minutes to open the game. Henry’s 5-yard touchdown catch was his third in the last three games.

The Broncos got their only points after Travis Benjamin dropped a punt deep in Chargers territory. The Chargers held the Broncos to a field goal after Joey Bosa dropped Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian on third down.

The Broncos haven’t been able to get anything going, and Rivers has excelled at playing keepaway. The Chargers had the ball for 20:27 in the first half and the Broncos have just two first downs.

At halftime, Rivers is 14-of-20 for 148 yards. Henry has five catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.

Siemian is 6-of-11 for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer left the game in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.

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7 Responses to “Chargers control game, clock and hold 10-3 halftime lead”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 13, 2016 9:57 PM

    Bonehead play by Benjamin to gift the Broncos three points. He should take the defense out to dinner next week for holding them to three. He cost them the game last week with his fumbled deep in Charger territory. He doesn’t seem like he cared as he was standing on the sideline. The Chargers have been finding ways to lose games because they have too many people like Benjamin making costly mistakes.

  2. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 10:26 PM

    Does Joey Bosa really have 3 sacks in 2 games? And are they really coming at critical times? I thought he was a bust? Or atleast that’s what people wanted us to think.

  3. nufcedmcgreevey says: Oct 13, 2016 10:28 PM

    Even with the refs trying to help the Broncos they can’t do anything

  4. war27 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:41 PM

    If the NFL wants another reason why ratings are down, look at these uni’s….

    This is hard to watch.

  5. jgo304 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:43 PM

    The Real Broncos have arrived!!!

    Anyone who thought Semen could lead them back to the superbowl needs a psych eval.

  6. shaggytoodle says: Oct 13, 2016 11:00 PM

    I was REALLY bummed when GB didn’t take Henry, I thought as fairr as TEs in the draft go, most dynamic reciever and could have been a great fit, for them.

    I haven’t seen him play a whole lot outside of today, but I hear his name a lot in the highlights.

  7. tahnoonzee says: Oct 14, 2016 12:11 AM

    Hunter “Hearst” Henry will be the next All-Pro for many years to come!!

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