4:15 PM ET, November 22, 2009
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
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Broncos fans have seen this before. After a hot start, Denver struggles to win when it needs to. The good news, according to Gene Wojciechowski? At least they aren't waiting until the season's crunch time to end all hope. Story
It may have worked in their first matchup, but all the pregame posturing by the Denver Broncos didn't matter a whit against the Chargers this time around, Bill Williamson writes. Blog
• The Chargers won their fifth straight game after a 2-3 start to the 2009 season. Conversely, the Broncos have lost four straight games after starting the season 6-0.
• LaDainian Tomlinson rushed 20 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, his 20th score against the Broncos (more than any other player).
• Philip Rivers threw for a season-low 145 yards but completed 17 of 22 passes for a TD and no INTs.
• Denver has allowed 29.3 points per game during their four-game losing streak after allowing 11.0 points in their first six games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
When San Diego sent more than five rushers after the QB, they were rewarded with big results. The Chargers got to the combo of Chris Simms and Kyle Orton for three sacks, with the lone interception coming when San Diego blitzed a defensive back after Orton.
|4 or fewer||5 or more|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
Broncos S Brian Dawkins (neck) missed the second half. The Broncos didn't know the extent of his injury. ... Chargers RT Jeromey Clary was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-6||0-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||6:03||Legedu Naanee 2 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 4:37
|FG||10:58||Nate Kaeding 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 46 yds, 7:14
|FG||4:24||Nate Kaeding 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 44 yds, 5:33
|FG||9:59||Matt Prater 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds, 3:58
|TD||6:52||Ladainian Tomlinson 1 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 41 yds, 3:08
|FG||14:10||Nate Kaeding 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 50 yds, 4:45
|FG||10:33||Nate Kaeding 19 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 51 yds, 2:54
|TD||0:39||Mike Tolbert 8 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 28 yds, 2:55