Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Chargers stay classy with win over Broncos
After trailing 7-0 to the Denver Broncos on Monday, the San Diego Chargers scored 35 straight points to cruise to a 35-14 win. It was the Chargers' third straight win after a 2-5 start.
San Diego's offense put up 400 yards, while its defense held Denver to just 235. The Chargers lead the league averaging 418.2 yards per game while allowing a league-low 270.7 yards per game. It's the sixth time this season that the Chargers have totaled 400 or more yards and allowed fewer than 300 yards in a game this season.
Philip Rivers completed all but nine passes (15-for-24) for 233 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. It was his 23rd straight game with at least one passing touchdown. Rivers has thrown for 18 touchdowns in 10 career games against Denver, his most touchdowns vs any team.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Rivers' four touchdown passes on Monday come after throwing four in his previous game against the Texans. He’s the third player in Chargers history to have consecutive games of four or more touchdown passes, joining Dan Fouts (1985) and Drew Brees (2004).
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Denver’s loss on Monday gave the Broncos 15 losses in their last 20 games. It’s the first time the Broncos have lost 15 times in a 20-game span since 1971-72. Among the 26 teams that were playing in the NFL in the early 1970s, Denver was the only one that hadn’t lost 15 games in a 20-game span since 1972