Denver had lost six of his last seven who entered Sunday's match against Los Angeles, but Chargers coach Anthony Lynn…
Denver had lost six of his last seven who entered Sunday’s match against Los Angeles, but Chargers coach Anthony Lynn warned everyone that Broncos was dangerous because they had been in most of their games until the last minute.
Lynn’s words became prophetic as Brandon McManus kicked one last 34-foot field goal to give Broncos a 23-22 win and clear the ladder’s six-player victory.
“We have been in four or five of these games and did not make enough games to win. Today, we did not hope to win, we played to win,” Denver coach Vance Joseph said.
Denver got the ball on his own 8 by 1:51 left, and Case Keenum orchestrated a seven-play, 76-yard unit. Keenum, who was 1
9 out of 32 for 205 yards, completed five passes for 86 meters while driving, including a 30-yarder to Courtland Sutton to Denver 16. Keenum then spotted the ball and McManus kicked the rebels.
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It was McManus second game window on the field this season and the fifth of his career. It also helped delete memories two weeks ago, when his 51-yard attempt went wide right as time went out in a 19-17 loss to Houston.
“I think we’ve had three or four close to those who have come down to it and Brandon has made these kicks and we trust him,” Keenum said. “It feels good. Much better than the alternative. “
Broad receiver Keenan Allen, who had nine 89m and a TD receiver, briefly summarized why chargers (7-3) lost when he said,” Penalty.
Philip Rivers, who threw 401 meters, had two interceptions and Los Angeles committed 14 punishments, including 10 in the first half. Mike Badgley, who scored three field goals, also missed an extra score that ended up largely.
“These are things we’ve kept away from – punishment and turnover – but they turned out today. For whatever reason, we do not know.” We will figure it out, “says coach Anthony Lynn.
Denver’s talented rookie offensive trio of Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman and Sutton had great games.
Lindsay had 11 bears 79 meters with two touchdowns. His 41-yard TD runs early in the second quarter, which put Denver up 7-6, set up the game before Broncos successfully performed a fake point with points Colby Waldman throw a 12-piece pass to fullback Andy Janovich for a first down. It was the second straight week that the chargers got a fake point.
The untreated beginner also had a 2-yard TD on a direct snap early in the fourth quarter to give Denver a lead of 20-19.
“We knew It was because they were physical and athletic, but for us we just went out there and knew we needed to be physical as well, says Linds ay. “We knew we would have run the ball to win this game.”
Freeman, who missed two games with an injury injury, had seven berries for 23 meters, including a 3-yard touchdown to bring Broncos within 19-14.
Three players earlier, Von Miller turned momentum back into Denver’s service when he picked up the rivers on a screen card and returned it 40m to charger 18. It was Miller’s first interception in a regular season game since 2012.
“The intercept turned the game around, to me. It spewed the whole game, “said Rivers. “It was about to be a blowout, and he played it, and then it’s a touchdown and so suddenly he made it a game.”
Sutton tied a career high with 78 meters on three catches.  Rivers, who had their 11th 400 farm pass, finished 28 out of 43 but it was the seventh time Laddare has lost when he passed over 400.
The 15-year-old became sixth quarterback in league history to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his team’s first 10 games to start a season. He radiated flash and threw a 4-time pass to a wide open Allen late in the second quarter to put Los Angeles at the top 13-6. He then threw a 6-yard TD against Antonio Gates on opening possession of the second half.
Melvin Gordon had 158 meters from scrimmage (89 rush, 69 reception), marking the sixth straight game he had 130 meters or more
Miller sack of rivers in the second quarter gave him 10 for the season which made him go with Reggie White and DeMarcus Ware as the only players with 10 or more bags in seven of their first eight seasons. He is also the fifth fastest player to reach 100 career sacks among players who started their career in 1982 or later.
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa made his season debut after missing the nine first games with a leg bruise to his left foot. Third-year line men did not start, but were in pass-rushing situations.
Chargers defensive thanks Corey Liuget was carted to the dressing room with knee injury during the second quarter. Lynn said that the eighth year’s line-man seems to be out for the rest of the season, but the team will know more on Monday.
Denver broad recipient DeSean Hamilton suffered knee injury during the second quarter and cornerback Bradley Roby was evaluated for a brain injury in the fourth quarter.
Broncos: Host Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday.
Chargers: Hostera Arizona Cardinals next Sunday.