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.