San Diego 35, Denver 14

Monday, November 22, 2010 8:30 PM
WHEN: 8:30 PM EST, Monday, November 22, 2010
WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
TEMPERATURE: 57°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 68482

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 7 0 0 7 14
San Diego 7 14 7 7 35

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 3-7 2-3 1-4 L1
San Diego 5-5 4-1 1-4 W3

Recap


Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes to guide the San Diego Chargers to their third straight victory, a 35-14 mauling of the visiting Denver Broncos on Monday night.

Rivers finished 15 of 24 for 233 yards in his second straight four-touchdown performance as the Chargers (5-5) reached the .500 mark and moved within a game of AFC West-leading Kansas City.

San Diego spotted Denver (3-7) a 7-0 lead on the game's first possession before roaring back with 35 unanswered points behind a big-play offense.

Rivers threw a 40-yard scoring pass to Patrick Crayton and a 57-yard flip to running back Darren Sproles while also connecting on short touchdowns passes of 6 yards to Malcom Floyd and 3 to fullback Jacob Hester.

A 28-yard pass on a fake punt set up Floyd’s touchdown and a 49-yard screen pass led to running back Mike Tolbert's 1-yard touchdown as San Diego took a 21-7 halftime lead.

Tolbert, playing in play of injured rookie Ryan Mathews, rushed for 111 yards on 25 carries and had two catches for 42 yards.

Kyle Orton completed 24 of 38 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Broncos, who got a 4-yard scoring run by Knowshon Moreno on the game's opening drive and then punted on eight of its next nine possessions, including seven in a row.

Brandon Lloyd had six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown and Moreno had 136 combined yards for Denver, which is 5-15 in its last 20 games.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   San Diego
Knowshon Moreno Player Michael Tolbert
13 Attempts 25
58 Yards 111
4.5 Avg Yards 4.4
1 Touchdowns 1
12 Long 22
Receiving
Denver   San Diego
Brandon Lloyd Player Patrick Crayton
6 Receptions 3
78 Yards 105
13.0 Avg Yards 35.0
1 Touchdowns 1
21 Long 49

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 235 63 172 2 0 1 1.0 1
San Diego 400 147 253 5 0 1 5.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Chargers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Broncos have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .300 after a loss.
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