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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Rapid reaction: Broncos 39, Chargers 38

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Mike Shanahan has some major guts. And he has some major offensive talents.

Ending a classic NFL September game, Shanahan ordered his young gun quarterback to go for two points with 24 seconds to go after Denver, which squandered a 21-3 lead, came back to pull within 38-37 after Jay Cutler hit rookie sensation Eddie Royal on fourth and goal from the 4-yard line.

With the Denver crowd stunned as the home team passed up the chance to tie, the rare two-point conversion to win the game worked as Cutler hit Royal for the score.

Suddenly, the Broncos are 2-0 and the Chargers are 0-2.

By the way, Denver star receiver Brandon Marshall caught 18 passes. With Cutler, Marshall and Royal the Broncos have the talent to make along run in the AFC West.

And we all know they have a coach with the gumption to handle it.