NFL WEEK 6 IN REVIEW: Broncos 35, Chargers 24
The San Diego Chargers were up 24-0 at halftime and it appeared as if the Denver Broncos, under 1st year QB Peyton Manning, were about to 2-4.
But the NFL’s Mark Kate Olsen (Eli is Ashley) would have NOTHING of it.
The Broncos struck quickly out of the gates in the 2nd half as Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas on a 29 yard TD pass.
And it got better or worse depending on which team you were placing your money or faith on.
The only person as instrumental to the Denver Broncos masterful 4th quarter comeback as Peyton Manning was Chargers’ starting QB Philip Rivers.
Rivers through 3 of his 4 total interceptions in the 2nd half, deflating the Chargers’ confidence and frequently placing the ball in the hands of one of the top 5 QB’s to ever play the game in SOLID field position.
And let’s just say that Manning capitalized.
After a 65 yard fumble recovery for a TD by the Broncos’ Tony Carter to bring the score to 24-14, Manning hit Erin Decker for a 7 yard TD and Brandon Stokley for a 21 yard TD to give the Broncos a 28-24 lead.
But that still left Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers enough time to save what was a 24 point half time lead and bring home a huge AFC West victory.
It didn’t happen.
The Broncos’ Chris Harris picked off Rivers for a 4th and final time and took it 46 yards to the house with 2:05 remaining to give the Broncos a 35-24 lead, and leave the Chargers’ SHOOK in their own homme stadium in front of a National Television audience.
The Broncos outscored the Chargers 35-0 in the 4th, completing the 4th largest comeback victory in NFL history, and possibly turning the tides of an AFC West division well known for being decided in the season’s final week in the favor of the Denver Broncos.
You think Broncos’ fans miss Tim Tebow???