DENVER, CO—The hard luck San Diego Chargers fell to the Denver Broncos, 27-19, on Sunday, October 30. In the final minutes of the game, the Broncos made a goal line stand with under two minutes remaining that would have tied the game.
From the Broncos 2-yard line, Chargers Quarterback Phillip Rivers threw four incomplete passes, rather than Running Back Melvin Gordon punching it in. Gordon had a terrific game, with 111 yards on 29 carries.
The Chargers fall to 3-5 on the season. Rivers threw three costly interceptions, including a 51-yard pick six from Brandon Roby. The Chargers returned the favor with a interception by Casey Heyward, who took it to the house.
As for the defending Super Bowl Champs, the Broncos improved to 6-2. Running Back C.J. Anderson was out with an injury. In his place was Devonte Booker, who coughed up the ball inside the red zone. The Chargers seized the opportunity and drove 98 yards for a TD.
San Diego needed this victory desperately, to keep their hopes alive in the AFC West. Additionally, the win would have built momentum and helped salvage their season. Especially after their Overtime victory in Atlanta, in which they overcame a 17 point hole.
Next week, the Tennessee Titans visit Qualcomm stadium to face the San Diego Chargers, at 1:25 p.m.
With these Chargers, it’s one step forward , one step back!