Denver Broncos: Solid Second Half Leads to Win over Chargers
The Denver Broncos were able to use a quick start in the second half and some Chargers mistakes to earn their sixth win of the season.
After the Denver Broncos suffered their second loss of the season against the San Diego Chargers, it was important to get back to their winning ways in order to keep up in the AFC.
After two wins in six days, the Broncos have done exactly that.
The Broncos were only up 10-7 at the half, but used a quick turnover early in the third quarter and executed on plenty of San Diego Chargers’ turnovers to earn a 27-19 win over their AFC West rivals.
The win also gave the Broncos their first divisional win of the season and helped them avoid the season sweep. It also kept the Broncos in a tie for first place in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders.
Both the Raiders and Broncos square off on Sunday Night next week.
The biggest news from the game was the health of Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who was rocked by Chargers running back Melvin Gordon during Bradley Roby’s pick six.
He has been released from the hospital and is expected to return to work on Monday.
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For Trevor Siemian, he performed well in some spots. He has become more of a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde hybrid. There are times he has performed well and other times he has not.
But the important part that he is doing his job. While he threw his first interception since Week Two, I would go and say that it was not his fault as Jordan Norwood failed to hold on to the pass.
But there were other passes that should have been intercepted. But he got the job done.
The run offense struggled without C.J. Anderson. However, Devontae Booker was able to adjust. Minus his red zone fumble, it was a solid game.
I honestly believe that the Broncos need to address the offensive line and the defensive line at the trade deadline, which is Tuesday.
But a great win by the Broncos. Let’s hope that they can continue this. Go Broncos!