Orton is playing

DENVER -- Kyle Orton is playing -- and playing well.

He looks gimpy, but Orton completed his first three passes of the game for 58 yards. His return (and Denver’s return to competition in the game) was spoiled when rookie Knowshon Moreno fumbled at the goal line. San Diego recovered and scored a touchdown. Instead of Denver coming within one score of San Diego, the Chargers have a 13-0 halftime lead.

The good news for Denver is that Orton looks good. He took over for Chris Simms. Simms was ineffective. He completed two of four passes for 10 yards and he lost a fumble.

Moreno and Denver receiver Brandon Marshall were yelling at each other after Moreno’s fumble.