Denver Broncos 16 vs 19 Los Angeles Chargers summary: stats and highlights | NFL Week 6
The Los Angeles Chargers won an ugly game filled with penalties and field goals to close out the Week 6 slate. Dustin Hopkins kicked the game winning field goal in overtime to give the Charger the 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
We have come to expect slow, uneventful games when ever the Broncos take the field. Their defense is one of the best in the league, but Denver’s dreadful offense can turn any game into a slow, grind it out sort of game. And that’s exactly what Justin Herbert and Los Angeles did.
Denver loses another ugly one
There were 19 combined penalties and seven made field goals in the offensive struggle from Sofi Stadium.
Denver’s offense actually came out looking efficient on the air and the ground. Wilson started the first quarter 10/10 and lead scoring drives on two fo the first three Broncos possession. The opening drive was capped off by a Brandon McManus field goal, and then two deep strikes to Jerry Jeudy and Greg Dulcich for a touchdown put the Broncos up 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Chargers would respond with their only touchdown of the game on the next drive. It was a 15 play, clock eating drive that took the wind out of Denver’s sails after Austin Ekeler punched in a six yard touchdown to make it 10-7 in the second quarter.
Battle of the kickers
The field goal battle would start after each team found the end zone just one time. Both LA and Denver would add field goals before half time to make it 13-10 at the end of the half, but then Denver’s offense flat lined.
The Broncos would gain just 60 yards in the second half, and their only points after halftime would come after a Baron Browning interception in LA territory. The McManus field goal give Denver the lead after the Chargers opened the half with a field goal to tie it up momentarily.
Dustin Hopkins, who missed last week’s game against the Browns because of an injured hamstring said he felt a pop on the PAT early in the game, tied the game up with his third field goal with under four minute to go.
Williams muff sets up Chargers game winner
The game went into overtime as neither team threatened to score at the end of regulation. The awful offense continued on both sides of the ball as we started the overtime session with four straight three and outs.
It wasn’t until a muffed punt from Montrell Williams gave the Chargers the ball at the DEN 28. Four plays later Hopkins would drill his fourth field goal of the night to move the Chargers to 4-2 on the year, while the Broncos drop to 2-4.
Hopkins with the game winner despite the injured hamstring. He was 4/4 on the day including the 39 yard game winner.
On the next play it was Wilson finding Dulcich on the 39 ard TD in his NFL debut.
Hopkins was the hero in LA tonight. He missed last week with a bad hamstring, felt good coming into tonight, but said he felt a pop on the first extra point of the night.
He still went 4/4 the rest of the way and had the game winner after the muffed punt.
FIELD GOAL CHARGERS!!!
HOPKINS WINS IT ON A BUMMED LEG!!! The 39 yard field goal was true, and the Chargers improve to 4-2 after the kicker's fourth field goal of the game.
Herbert backing out of pressure and finds Williams for 9 yards over the middle!
It's not enough for the first down, but they are in field goal range after that completion. Again, Hopkins is injured but will have a chance to win it.
Ekeler on the toss to the left and he's stopped behind the line of scrimmage again!
3rd and 12 from the DEN 30.
Ekeler is dropped for a loss of 1 on the run to the left side.
2nd and 11 from the DEN 29.
A blocker was pushed into Washington and the punt hit off of his thigh and LA recovers at the DEN 28!
A false start backed the Chargers up to 3rd and 15 and Herbert goes over the middle to Ekeler who picked up just 6 yards.
LA will punt.
Herbert over the middle to Everett but Jackson punched it out of his hands for an incompletion.
3rd and 10 coming up from the LA 19.
Singleto was in the face of Herbert and deflected it and the Chargers are lucky that wasn't picked.
2nd and 10 from the LA 19.
Carter fields it at the 20 with a fair catch and that's where Herbert will tae over.
There is 5:36 left in the overtime period.
Wilson looking deep for Jeudy down the sideline and Samuel broke up the pass.
4th down coming up and the Broncos will punt. They have just 1 first down on their last four possessions.
Murray again up the middle, and he gets a yard.
3rd and 7 from the DEN 34.
Murray takes it 2 yards on first down.
2nd and 8 from the LA 33
The Broncos offense will take the field and start this drive from their 31 with 7:10 left on the clock.
Herbert was getting dragged to the ground when he let the ball go and his pass to Palmer is well short.
4th and long and the Chargers will punt.
Williams made a great catch on the sideline deep down the field, but couldn't get his second foot down.
3rd and 14 from the LA 15.
Herbert with a short pass to Barter for a gain of 5 yards.
2nd and 15 from the LA 15.
Ekeler gets the first handoff, but a holding call will bring the Chargers back to the 10 with a 1st and 19.
Carter takes it at the 10 and returns the punt 10 yards to the LA 20.
1st and 10 from the Chargers who can win it with a field goal.
Wilson over the middle looking for Hamler, but it skipped of the turf and the Broncos will punt on 4th down.
Murray gets it again, and he takes it four yards to bring up 3rd and 1 from the DEN 34.
Murray up the middle for 4 yards on 1st down.
2nd and 6 from the DEN 29.
Denver will start the drive from the 25 yard line. This is their second straight overtime game. They will be hoping this turns out better than lat year.
THE BRONCOS WIN THE TOSS AND THEY WILL RECEIVE TO START THE OT SESSION!!!
Herbert's pass was short of the end zone and incompelet and WE ARE HEADED TO OVERTIME!!!
Herbert got rid of it backing up looking for Horvath but he is stopped for no gain.
4th and 1 and Herbert will stay on the field with a second left looking for a last second Hail Mary.
Everett on the shallow out route and he breaks a couple tackles to get out of bounds and bring up a 3rd and 2.
33 second to go and the Broncos take a time out with the play clock winding down.
Herbert finds Palmer on the right side for a 4 yard gain before he setps out of bounds.
2nd and 5 from the LA 41.
Herbet to Ekeler again and he will pick up the first down with a 6 yard gain. 1st and 10 from the LA 36.
Short pass to Ekeler out of the backfield and that is good for 5 yards.
3rd and 5 coming up.
Herbert was wrapped up by two defenders but pitched it to Ekeler to at least avoid a sack for no gain on the pitch.
2nd and 10 from the 25.
Blitz up the middle and it's Tranquil dropping Wilson on a nin yard sack!!!
LA will get the ball back after the punt on 4th and 15.
We are headed to the Two Minute Warning and the Chargers will start the drive from their 25 yard line.
Wilson was weaving around traffic but threw it away and will live to see 3rd down. Good play from Wilson not to take a sack or force a dangerous pass.
3rd and 6 coming up, and DEN will take a TO with 2:31 go to.
Murray picked up 4 yards and the Broncos have 2nd and 6 from the DEN 43.
Murray with a big gainer up the gut for 14 yards to start the drive.
1st and 10 from the DEN 39.
So the Broncos will take over from the 25 after the touchback. Wilson take the ball with 3:58 to go in the game.
This used to be Wilson time, but in Denver things haven't worked out that way.
FIELD GOAL CHARGERS!!!
Hopkins drills the 35 yard field goal to tie the game up at 16 with just under 4 minutes to go in the game.
This one is coming down to the wire here in LA.
DEN came with the blitz and Herbert heaved up a prayer to the corner of the end zone but it was thrown over the end zone. . LA will settle for a field goal try.
Ekeler couldn't handle the pass that was a bit too far out in front of him.
3rd and 12 coming up and remember, LA's kicker Hopkins is injured
Ekeler outo f the backfield for an 8 yard catch and run.
2nd and 12 coming up from the DEN 17.
Ekeler with a three yard gain, but a holding call on Jaimes will back the Chargers up to the DEN 25 with a 1st and 20.
Herbert rolls right and looks for Palmer, the pass was broken up but the flag flies for pass interference on Mathis. That's his fourth PI penalty of the night.
1st and 10 from the DEN 15.
Herbert tucks it and gains five yards bringing up a 3rd and 8 from the DEN 25.
Herbert with a dump down pass to Ekeler but the Broncos were all over that and they drop him for a loss of three.
2nd and 13 from the DEN 30.
Michel with a powerful run to pick up the first down on the 6 yard carry. An unnecessary roughness penalty on DEN will give the Chargers the ball at the DEN 27.
Ekeler wrapped up right at the marker and the refs mark the ball short of the first down.
3rd and inches around mid field.
Come back route for Everett who spun and stretched to make it 2nd and 1 after a 9 yard gain.
LA get the ball from the 25 after falling behind by three.
Ekeler with a couple yard game, and it looked like a face mas and the late flag finally comes in.
1st and 10 from the LA 42 after the flag.
FIELD GOAL DENVER!!!
McManus with his third field goal of the game, this time from 48 yards.
The interception leads to points and DEN lead 16-13 with 8:21 left in the game.
Wilson is dropped after rolling out and he losses 4 yards on the Traquill sack.
4th and 10 from the LA 30.
Wilson looking left to Boone on the screen pass and he picks up 3 yards.
3rd and 6 coming up from the LA 26 and this is the biggest play of the game so far.
Boone gets a yard on first down.
2nd and 9 from the LA 29.
On the first play of the drive Herbert goes over the middle and the ball popped up in the air off the hands of Everett and it's picked off by Browning!! He fumbled on the return but recovered the ball and DEN will take over from the LA 30.
Wilson saw blue jerseys all over, stepped up in the pocket and under hand flipped it to Boone, but the pitch was incomplete and the Broncos will punt.
DEN punt the ball to the LA 17 with 10:41 to go in the fouth quarter.
Wilson on the keeper again and his run to the left side is stopped after three yards.
3rd and 8 coming up for the Broncos.
Murray is stopped in the backfield for a loss of a yard.
2nd and 11 from the LA 42 coming up.
Wilson on the RPO keeper and picks up 10 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 41.
Wilson using his legs to sneak closer to the first down maker with a 9 yard gain.
3rd and short coming up from the DEN 49.
Daivs jumped the route and broke up the pass intended for Sutton.
2nd and 10 from the DEN 40.
Out route for Jeudy who picks up the first down on 2nd and 6.
1st and 10 from the DEN 40 after the 7 yard completion.
Murray gets the first down hand off and goes up the gut for 4 yards.
2nd and 6 from the DEN 33.
Herbert's pass was broken up by Mathis on fourth down and the Chargers turn over on downs on the first play of the fourth quarter.
DEN take over from their 29.
Michel out of the backfield, turns up field and gets 7 yards on the catch and run and the Chargers will go for it on 4th and 1 from the DEN 28, but it wll come on the other side of the quarter change.
It's all tied up at 13 here from LA af three quarters.
Herbert saw the pressure, escaped the pocket but had no one open down field so he threw it away.
3rd and 8 from the DEN 35, this is very easily 4 down territory for LA.
Herbert to Palmer on the WR screen and that goes for two yards.
2nd and 8 coming up from the DEN 35.
Herbert to Carter on the slant patten and he fell for the first down.
1st and 10 from the DEN 37 after the 7 yard gain.
Herbert looking for Ekeler on the right side line but the pass was incomplete and the Chargers will have 3rd and 7 from the DEN 44.
Ekeler runs it to the right side and gets three yards.
2nd and 7 from the DEN 44.
Herbert with a long out route to the opposite sideline to Parham for a 12 yard gain on first down.
1st and 10 from the DEN 47.
They needed just inches and that's exactly what Michel picked up.
1st and 10 from the LA 40.
The Broncos jump offside, and the five yard penalty will bring this 3rd down to 3rd and inches.
Herbet to Michel out of the backfield, and that goes for 5 yards to bring up 3rd and 5 from the LA 35.
Herbert left Ekeler in no mans land on the pass to the flat and he got crushed, he gets up slow but looks to be ok.
2nd and 10 from the LA 30.
Nine yard return on the punt for Carter and the Chargers will have the ball at their 30 looking for their first lead of the game.
Chargers bring the blitz and there was no escaping for Wilson. Loss of 11 and the Broncos will have to punt on 4th and long.
Wilson under heavy pressure, and he had to throw it away to avoid the sack.
3rd and 10 from the 46 coming up.
Murray stopped at the line of scrimmage on first down and the Broncos will have 2nd and 10 from their 46.
Murray again, and he picks up the first down.
1st and 10 from teh DEN 46.
Handoff to Murray for a gain of 6 on first down.
2nd and 4 coming up form the DEN 41.
Wilson hits Sutton right on the marker and that should move the chians after the crossing route goes for 5 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 35.
Murray to the right side on a run for 5 yards.
3rd and 5 coming up from the DEN 30.
Wilson and the Broncos start their drive from the 25 yard line, and it's Wilson almost thowing a pick on the opening play of the possession. He underthrew Jeudy and there was only a Charger in sight.
2nd and 10 from the 25.
FIELD GOAL CHARGERS!!!
Hopkins and his sore leg come back on to the field on 4th and short and he knocks home the 31 yard FG.
We are tied up at 13 with 9:08 in the third quarter.
Michel gets the handoff again and a 3 yard gain will give the Chargers a 3rd and short from the DEN 12.
Michel breaking a couple arm tackles for a gain of 6 yards.
2nd and 4 coming up as the Chargers are inside the 20.
Out route to Palmer who broke a tackle and went up the sideline for 14 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 21.
Play action by Herbert who was under pressure, he let fly down field but overthrew Palmer. Chubb was called for a roughing the passer penalty and gives LA 1st and 10 from the DEN 35.
Ekeler moves the chians with a 2 yard run.
1st and 10 from the 50.
Herbert finds Palmer in stride over the middle and he got stuck at the end of the play, but not before gaining 14 yards.
3rd and 1 coming up.
Ekeler got the first, but a holding flag will back up the Chargers to the LA 34 and give LA a 2nd and 15.
Herbert finds Palmer for a 5 yard completion on first down.
2nd and 5 coming up for the CHargers.
Ekeler opens the drive with an 11 yard burst up the middle. He had 20 yards in the first half but starts his second half with a bang
1st down and 10 from the LA 39.
Big return by Carter to took the punt back 18 yards and the Chargers will have the ball at their 28 yard line.
Wilson out of the shotgun on 3rd and 1, and the pressure came. Wilson had to throw it out of bounds and the Broncos go 3 and out to start the second half.
Murray picks up a gain of 1 on second down and the Broncos will have 3rd and short from the 34.
Murray gets the opening handoff of the second half and picks up 8 on first down.
2nd and 2 from the DEN 33.
WE ARE BACK IN PLAY HERE FROM LA AND THE BRONCOS WILL GET THE BALL COMING OUT OF THE HALF!!!
Wilson and Denver will take over from the 25 with a three point lead.
Wilson started off red hot, and got the offense moving down field in a hurry with this pass to Jeudy for 37 yards.
Wilson is 12/17 after a 10/10 start. He's got 173 yards and a touchdown thorugh 30 minutes. The run game hasn't quite taken off for DEN just yet, they have 17 total rushing yards.
Herbert is 17/24 for 120 yards. Ekeler has 20 yards and a TD on seven carries.
FIELD GOAL BRONCOS!!!
McManus puts the Broncos up by 3 with a 27 yard field goal as the half comes to a close. They will get the ball back after the break as well, and that is one of the best halfs of football we have seen from Denver.
Broncos lead 13-10 after two quarters.
Wilson looking for Dulcich on third down, but the pass is broken up and the Broncos will have to settle for a field goal.
More red zone troubles for DEN who couldn't punch it in.
Wilson looking to the other side of the end zone but his pass to Jeudy is to far out in front of the WR.
3rd and Goal coming up.
Wilson rolling right and looking for Boone in the endzone, but the pass is incomplete.
2nd and Goal with 12 seconds to go.
Wilson hit as he threw, and it was almost picked in the endzone, but a roughing the passer penalty on Fox will give the Broncos 1st and Goal from the LA 9 with 17 seconds to go in the half.
DEN don't spike it, they go to Jeudy for a quick 11 yard pick up and he gets out of bounds with 22 seconds to go in the half.
1st and 10 from the LA 17.
Wilson with a bomb to Hamler who was WIDE OPEN for 47 yards.
1st and 10 from the LA 28.
Wilson looking for Jeudy on the right side, but the WR slipped and that brings up 2nd and 10.
DEN start their drive from the 25 with 53 seconds to go and no timeouts.
FIELD GOAL CHARGERS!!!
Hopkins sneaks the 37 yard field goal inside the post, but falls to the ground clutching that injured right leg. That could be a developing story later in the game.
We are tied up at 10 with under a minute to play in the half.
Herbert's pass is deflected and that will bring up 4th down and stop the clock for the Broncos.
LA will try a FG with Hopkins who was hobbling earlier in the game.
Browning comes racing in off the edge to drop Herbert on a 7 yard sack.
3rd and 17 from the DEN 19. DEN take their last timeout with 1:01 to go in the half.
Herbert to Palmer on a pass to the flat, but he is stopped for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the DEN 12.
Ekeler with the run to the left, cuts up the field and falls over the first down marker.
1st and 10 from the DEN 12.
Michel up the middle for a two yard gain, and the Broncos will take a timeout with 1:51, looking to get the ball back with enough time to get a score before the half.
3rd and 3 from the DEN 16
Herbert to Palmer on the left side for a 5 yard gain, and that will bring us to the Two Minute Warning.
LA is knocking on the door with a 2nd and 5 from the DEN 18,
Herbert throwing over the middle for Carter, and another pass interference flag flies which will give the Chargers a first down at the DEN 23.
Ekeler is stopped for a short gain of 1 and the Chargers are facing 3rd and 2. This is definetly 4 down territory for the Chargers.
Herbert with plenty of time, was tracking left but threw is across the field to Parham for a 17 yard hook up.
2nd and 3 after the big gain on 1st and long.
Herbert fires one into the belly of Ekeler, but a holding call will bring the 12 yard gain back.
1st and 20 from the LA 48.
Herbert had time to look down field, and was looking for Palmer who almost made the catch despite the pass interference on the Broncos.
1st and 10 from the DEN 42 after the defensive flag.
Herbert is dropped by Henningsen for a loss of 7, and the CHargers will be looking at 3rd and long.
3rd and 13 from the LA 22.
LA going back to Michel on the ground and he picks up 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the LA 29.
Michel moves the chains with a four yard run on 3rd and short.
1st and 10 from the LA 25.
Herberto to Palmer on a 6 yard connection to bring up 3rd and 1 from the LA 21.
Herbert hits Ekeler out of the back field for a 3 yard gain.
2nd and 7 from the LA 15.
LA get the ball back at their 12 yard line after the punt, and we will see if Herbert can keep the momentum on the offensive end.
Wilson's third down pass is batted into the air by Mack. The Broncos were looking for the screen pass but Mack was right in the face of Wilson to force 4th down and the Broncos will punt.
Gordon picks up 4 on the hand off to the right side and the Broncos will have 3rd and 5 from the DEN 34.
Wilson on the roll out, tucks it and picks up one before he slides to the ground.
2nd and 9 from the DEN 30.
Nice return from Washington on the kickoff, who takes it out of the DEN 29 and that's where the Broncos will take over up by three points.
Ekeler from six yards out, dragging the pile into the end zone and last year's TD leader has the Chargers on the board with 9:09 to go in the second quarter.
DEN still lead 10-7 in LA.
Ekeler was stopped for no gain on first down, and then Williams caught an 8 yard pass to bring up 3rd and 2 from the DEN 6.
Herbert back to Everett for the third time this drive, and after a generous spot they get a first down on the 5 yard reception.
1st and 10 from the DEN 14.
Michel is stopped for no gain on first down, and then Herbert finds Carter on the left side for 5 yards.
3rd and 5 from the DEN 19.
Herbert back to Everett on the right side for 6 yard and the chains move again.
1st and 10 from the DEN 24.
Herbert to the right side to Everett for 5 yards and the Chargers will have 3rd and 5 from the 30.
Herbert takes a shot deep to Williams down the right sideline, but it was knocked away by Surtain.
2nd and 10 from the DEN 35.
Herbert under pressure and gets it to Palmer for 6 yards to miss the change.
1st and 10 from the DEN 35.
Herbert using the legs to scramble for four yards, he was tapped out of bounds. The crowd wanted a penalty but no flags were on the field.
3rd and 4 from the DEN 41.
Ekeler picks up 2 yards on first down to start the quarter.
2nd and 8 from the DEN 45.
Herbert with all kinds of time and drops one into the hands of Parham for a 24 yard gain on the post route and that will take us to the end of the first quarter!
It's been all Broncos in the first 15 minutes. They lead 10-0 from SoFi Stadium.
Herbert on the comeback route and falls over the marker for a first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 29.
LA looking for their first points of the game, start the drive on their 18 yard line.
Herbert finds Michel for a short gain of 3 on 1st down.
2nd and 7 coming up from LA 21.
Wilson turns this play from disaster to delight as he finds Jeudy for 37 yards after escaping the pocket.
After the big play to Jeudy, Wilson finds a wide open Dulcich who is making his NFL debut tonight, and he strolls into the endzone on a 39 yard TD reception.
DEN up big early on, 10-0 Broncos with under two minutes to go in the first quarter.
WILSON WITH A BIG PLAY ON 3RD AND LONG!!!
He was almost tripped up in the backfield, but escaped the pocket and found Jeudy down the field for a 37 yard catch and run.
Quick thrown again in the flat, this time to Hamler but LA wraps him up again for a loss of three yards.
3rd and 13 from the DEN 24.
Quick throw to Washington on the right side, but he is stopped for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the DEN 27.
Shallow out route to Dulcich to pick up just enough for the first down on the 5 yard completion.
1st and 10 from the DEN 27
Murray up the middle for an 8 yard burst, and DEN will have a 3rd and 4 from the 22.
DEN start their drive from their 16, and Wilson goes to Murray in the flat, but he is stopped for a loss to 2.
2nd and 12 from the DEN 14.
Another screen pas to Ekeler who looked like he was on his was to the marker, but Browning with a great shoe string tackle to force the LA offense off the field.
4th and 4 from the LA 34 coming up and LA will punt for the second time tonight.
The Broncos got to Herbert who was lucky not to fumble, Browning went for the strip sack, and just missed the QBs hand.
3rd and 11 coming up from the LA 28.
Screen pass to Ekeler and the Chargers get a chunk of that penalty yardage back.
2nd and 11 from the LA 28.
A holding play on first down will bring the Chargers back to the LA 19.
1st and 20 for the CHargers .
The Chargers will start their second drive from the 29 yard line.
FIELD GOAL BRONCOS!!!
McManus, who has been the MVP of the Broncos to this point of the season, come on and hits the 51 yard field goal to give Denver the 3-0 lead with 7:20 to go in the first quarter.
Wilson is sacked in the backfield for a loss of 4 after Mack got to the QB and the Broncos will try for a FG.
They can't get into the habit of settling for 3 points against this potent Chargers offense.
An 8 yard Wilson completion to the tight end brings up a 3rd and 2 from the LA 29 and the Broncos are moving the ball with a big play coming up.
What a catch on the sideline by Tomlinson who made the spinning catch on the sideline after the back shoulder throw from Wilson.
1st and 10 from the LA 38 after the 16 yard gain.
Wilson over the middle to Hinton for an 8 yard gain.
2nd and short after a nice gainer on 1st down.
On third down a flag flies and this time it's against the Chargers. Wilson was looking for Sutton, but was interfered with by Jackson.
1st and 10 from the DEN 38 after the 21 yard penalty.
Another false start on the most penalized offensive team in the league. Denver is now facing 3rd and 14 from their 17 yard line.
Wilson finds his favorite target Sutton for a 9 yard gain to make it 3rd and 9 from the DEN 22.
Gordon gets two yards on 1st and long. He will be getting the majority of the carries tonight.
2nd and 18 from the DEN 13.
Gordon picks up 4 yards, but a holding call against Cushenberry will back the Broncos up to the DEN 11.
1st and 20 coming up, not the way you want to start if you are Denver.
Here comes Russell Wilson and the struggling Denver offense, starting their drive from their 21.
They could set the tone with a scoring drive to start the night.
The Chargers jumped before the snap, and made 3rd and long to even longer and Herbert was looking for Bandy in the end zone, but the pass was a bit too strong.
4th and 16 coming up and LA will elect to punt from the DEN 39.
Herbert overshoots Williams on the out route and it will be 3rd and long from the DEN 34.
Ekeler stopped in the backfield on first down for a loss of one.
2nd and 11 from the DEN 34.
Herbert on the right side to Bendy for a short 4 yard completion and that is enough to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the DEN 33.
Ekeler got 8 yards on first down but then two Herbert incomlpetions leads to 4th and 2 from the DEN 37.
The Chargers are known for going for it on 4th down, and they will do so on the opening drive of the game.
Herbert going deep on the first play of the game and they might have caught the Broncos off guard. He was looking for Palmer who was held up on the pass and a flag flew.
LA get a first down from the DEN 45.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM SOFI STADIUM!!!
The Chargers will start the game with the ball, and Herbert will take over from the 25.
The Chargers are a 4 point favorite at home, with the Over/Under set at 45.5. I think today is the day the Broncos offense shows up to play. I have thought this before, but at one point or another Wilson has to get these guys on track. I'm taking the over tonight in SoFi Stadiu.
Sleepless since Seattle
Russell Wilson came into Denver and the Broncos became instant Super Bowl contenders, but the first month of the season has not gone to plan for Wilson or his receivers. Wilson is averaging 250 yards and has just 4 TDs and 3 INTs. The guy who took Wilson’s spot in Seattle, Geno Smith is averaging 250 yards and has thrown 9 TDs and just 2 INTs.
Ekeler eyeing another big night
Austin Ekeler shared a tie for most the NFL is touchdowns last year with 20 TDs. He had yet to explode this year until last weeks game in Cleveland. In a game where the Chargers were going up against the league’s best running attack, Ekeler had 173 yards and a TD on the ground and 26 yards and a TD through the air.
The Denver offense which was anticipated to be one of the top units in the league with the addition of Russell Wilson over the offseason comes into tonight ranked last in the NFL. They are scoring a league low 15 points a game, and are worst in the league once they get into the red zone. The Broncos have scored TDs on just 21.4% of their trips inside the 20.
Well rested Broncos
This week was the first of the new season to feature byes, and while the Broncos did't have the week off, they are coming into this game after an extended rest. Denver takes the field tonight, 10 days after they last played two Thursdays ago when they lost in overtime to the Colts.
Mack is back at Sofi
Khalil Mack almost had to walk sideways through the door because his shoulders are so big. He is the anchor of the Chargers defense and it'll be up to him to keep the Broncos offense quiet tonight in LA.
Courtland coming into Sofi
Courtland Sutton has been Russell Wilson’s favorite target since arriving in Denver, and they will need their stud receiver to show up tonight in a big divisional clash tonight from Sofi Stadium .
LA's last game
The Chargers traveled east and came out of Cleveland with a win last week. They had to battle back from a two touchdown first quarter deficit to beat the Browns and they did so on the shoulders of their running back Austin Ekeler, who had 173 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. The Browns had a couple chances to win the game but LA came up with a red zone field goal, and then Cleveland kicker Cade York missed a last second field goal and the Chargers moved to 3-2 on the year.
We are live from Sofi Stadium
Hello everyone and welcome to Los Angeles where the Denver Broncos will look to get their offense going while the Chargers will be hoping to draw even with Kansas City in the AFC West after Chiefs lost to the Bills last night.
Broncos vs. Chargers
The AFC West is featured on primetime yet again to close out Week 6 as the Los Angeles Chargers take on the Denver Broncos. AS English will be with you all night with live coverage, stats, analysis and highlights of tonight’s showdown from Sofi Stadium.
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