The nail may be in the coffin

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- Denver’s defense just took over on San Diego’s 38. The Chargers went for it on fourth-and-8 with 5:45 to go, trailing 27-23.

Champ Bailey broke up a pass intended for Malcolm Floyd. Teams just need to stop throwing at Bailey. Ask Tony Romo how that usually works out.

Denver turned that big defensive play into a touchdown on a short pass from Kyle Orton to Brandon Stokley. The play was challenged by San Diego, but was upheld. The Chargers argued that Stokley was down at the 1.

Denver now leads 34-23 and with just over two minutes to go.