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Chargers force safety, Broncos find end zone as Bolts lead 21-10

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After yielding a safety to the Chargers on a holding penalty in the end zone, the Denver Broncos took advantage of a special teams turnover and found the end zone for the first time to trim into San Diego’s lead.

Max Garcia was called for a holding in the end zone that gave the Chargers a safety to increase their lead to 21-3. Replays showed the penalty was more likely on left tackle Russell Okung instead of Garcia.

The ensuing free kick by Denver was punted very short and mishandled by lineman Kenny Wiggins. Shiloh Keo jumped on the ball to give Denver possession near midfield. The Broncos finally were able to march on an 11-play, 66-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Siemian to Bennie Fowler to close the deficit to 21-10.

The Chargers promptly with three-and-out because of course they did. San Diego is once again in an uncomfortable position of leading a game after 50 minutes and trying to put away their opponent in a game they’ve otherwise controlled.

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16 Responses to “Chargers force safety, Broncos find end zone as Bolts lead 21-10”
  1. Seprix says: Oct 13, 2016 11:21 PM

    The game looks about over now. But you just never know because the Chargers mastered the art of losing like the Browns in the 4th Quarter.

  2. txmidnite says: Oct 13, 2016 11:22 PM

    Defense wins championships. Unfortunately it requires a smidgen of offense. This Denver offense is very bad.

  3. tajuara says: Oct 13, 2016 11:26 PM

    Zebras doing anything in their hands to give Philly Rivers a W

  4. Seprix says: Oct 13, 2016 11:36 PM

    Unreal! The Broncos have it! What do you bet if the Chargers lose this somehow, Mike McCoy gets fired?

  5. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 13, 2016 11:41 PM

    McCoy is a terrible coach.

    Holding his head in his hands…

    Why not just tell his players they’re going to lose?

  6. xavier179 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:44 PM

    Elway, will you admit you have made a mistake now?

  7. allascowboys says: Oct 13, 2016 11:45 PM

    This whole game is mind blowing. The refs are terrible. 3rd down and the game cuts to a commercial. Way too many flags. Final two minutes took 20…. and they wonder why ratings are down.

    Terrible prime time game, yet again.

  8. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 13, 2016 11:46 PM

    No refs are out to help the Chargers. This Denver D is great but their offense isnt, making the team as a whole overrated. Like the last game for Denver this game was not as close as the score looked, the Broncos have been outplayed badly the last two weeks.

  9. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:47 PM

    neither team is all that good

    each had major gaffes, but denver’s offense is in trouble

    blueprint out

  10. oddte says: Oct 13, 2016 11:48 PM

    Such a sloppy game, San Diego turns it over three times on special teams, Denver gets called for holding five times.

  11. bartpkelly says: Oct 13, 2016 11:50 PM

    Went with the vet C.J. even though Booker was outplaying him.

  12. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:56 PM

    Seriously that was one of the most pitiful special teams performances I’ve seen. If not for stupidity by the Chargers on that side of the ball, chargers win a blowout. They sure did all they could to give Denver a chance.

  13. nepatriot1 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:00 AM

    tajuara says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:26 PM
    Zebras doing anything in their hands to give Philly Rivers a W
    Right, just like when the Patriots were in Denver for the regular season game last year and the zebras won the game for the donkeys.

  14. noknoknokpenny says: Oct 14, 2016 12:00 AM

    Patriots fan here.

    The Chargers were very luck.

    Was it six or seven holdung penalties against the Broncos?

    I’m not saying that they weren’t legitimate calls-‘there was definitely holding going on.

    But theres holding on every play in tbe NFL. It just doesn’t get called seven times on one team.

    McCoy seems like a good guy but he isn’t head coach material.

  15. nflazcardsfan says: Oct 14, 2016 6:23 AM

    If the Broncos recovered “near midfield”, how did they execute a 66-yard drive?

  16. One for the thumb says: Oct 14, 2016 8:41 AM

    TJ Ward begging for OPI after every play is sad.

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