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Showdown in San Diego: First quarter notes

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego is leading Denver, 17-6, early in the second quarter.

  • The Chargers offense is having success and is moving the ball with ease through.

  • San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson had a big catch over Denver star cornerback Champ Bailey. Bailey hurt his ankle early in the game but he is still on the field.

  • Denver kicker Matt Prater is continuing his late-season struggles. He had an extra point attempt clang off a crossbar. It will not be a surprise if Denver hunts for a more reliable kicker in the offseason.

  • Denver running back Tatum Bell had an impressive 26-yard touchdown run. Bell is Denver's starting tailback due to seven season-ending injuries at tailback.

  • Denver is using a three-receiver set often. In the first quarter, Denver threw the ball nine times and ran it five times.