8:30 PM ET, November 22, 2010
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Philip Rivers' 4 TDs hand Chargers 3rd straight win in beatdown of Broncos
SAN DIEGO -- Strip away all those special teams blunders and turnovers, and this is how the San Diego are really supposed to look.Philip Rivers tied his career high with four touchdown passes to four different receivers and the Chargers beat the Denver Broncos 35-14 on Monday night for their third straight victory."This was the most complete game we've played in all three phases," Rivers said. "We are in a lot of ways in playoff football already. You almost can't afford a step back at this point.
• San Diego has won seven straight games in the month of November and seven of its last nine against Denver.
• Philip Rivers improved to 21-7 all-time against AFC West opponents.
• Rivers has thrown for four touchdowns in back-to-back games and has thrown for at least one TD in 23 straight games.
• The Broncos have lost five of their last six games, and are 5-15 after starting last season 6-0.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
It's Not How You Start...
The Broncos looked to be up for an offensive showcase Monday night following their efficient opening drive. Unfortunately for Denver, it couldn't keep up the pace.
|Next 9 Drives||108||0|
Denver WR Demaryius Thomas left with a sprained ankle and LB D.J. Williams had a concussion. ... San Diego RG Louis Vasquez left with a stinger and Floyd left in the second half after his hamstring tightened up.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-2||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||12:08||Knowshon Moreno 4 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 69 yds, 2:55
|TD||2:19||Malcom Floyd 6 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 70 yds, 6:26
|TD||8:02||Mike Tolbert 1 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 87 yds, 2:38
|TD||2:15||Patrick Crayton 40 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 54 yds, 0:54
|TD||12:47||Darren Sproles 57 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 72 yds, 2:24
|TD||14:20||Jacob Hester 3 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 53 yds, 6:29
|TD||8:55||Brandon Lloyd 13 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 39 yds, 2:39