Chargers blast Broncos 34-13

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After a particularly disappointing loss to the Texans in Week 16, the Chargers took care of business on Sunday.

Los Angeles defeated Denver 34-13 at home.

With the Broncos missing several players due to either COVID-19 protocols or injury, the Chargers were able to control the game from cover to cover. Running back Austin Ekeler opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown on Los Angeles’ first drive. The Chargers added a field goal and a Keenan Allen touchdown reception to hold a 17-3 lead at halftime.

Los Angeles blew it open in the fourth quarter when Andre Roberts returned a kick 101 yards for a touchdown. Then quarterback Justin Herbert set the Chargers’ single-season record for passing touchdowns with a 45-yard strike to receiver Mike Williams down the left side.

That made the score 34-6 and the Chargers started to remove some of their starters — like safety Derwin James.

The Broncos added a cosmetic touchdown with Drew Lock’s 5-yard pass to tight end Noah Fant. But the Chargers didn’t give the ball back, sealing their 34-13 win.

Herbert finished the game 22-of-31 passing for 237 yards with two touchdowns. Williams caught three passes for 63 yards with a TD. Austin Ekeler had 58 yards rushing and a touchdown, plus three catches for 54 yards.

On the other side, Drew Lock finished 18-of-25 passing for 245 yards with a TD. Fant’s score was his first time in the end zone since Week Six.

With the victory, the Chargers will now make the postseason with a victory over the Raiders next week. That should make the matchup between L.A. and Las Vegas a candidate to be flexed either to Saturday or Sunday night.

Denver will finish its season hosting Kansas City next week.

9 responses to “Chargers blast Broncos 34-13

  1. Next week KC will rest all players, start their ball boys and water girls — and win by 45 points.

  2. Tom Brady says:
    January 2, 2022 at 7:18 pm
    Why do people talk about the Broncos like they’re good?

    Well you are 1-3 against them in the postseason tommyboy

  3. Fangio remains head coach because team ownership is changing next year, and current management wants the job security afforded by providing the new owner with input on the next coaching hire. Fangio is a middling lame duck sitting on a talented roster that’s missing a QB. Like Jeff Fisher’s “that’s some 7 and 9 bull**** right there.”

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