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Chargers - Broncos Quarterly Report

Posted Oct 15, 2012

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Fourth Quarter: Broncos 35 - Chargers 24

Scoring Plays

13:33 – Eric Decker takes a wide receiver screen pass from 7-yards out for a touchdown.

9:03 – Brandon Stokley makes a deep catch in the corner of the endzone for a 21-yard touchdown.

2:05 – Chris Harris intercepts a short out route and returns it 50 yards for a Broncos touchdown.

Big Plays

14:22 – Peyton Manning converts on a 3rd and 18 on a deep pass down the left sideline to Brandon Stokley for a 20-yard gain.

11:11 – Philip Rivers’ deep pass down the middle of the field intended for Robert Meachem is intercepted by Tony Carter and returned to midfield.

6:48 – Chris Harris intercepts a pass intended for Eddie Royal on a short slant across the middle.

4:45 – An offensive pass interference penalty by Eric Decker erases a deep reception and moves the Broncos back 15 yards for a long 3rd down.

3:07 – Malcom Floyd catches a big 3rd and 4 slant for a 1st down.

2:05 – Chris Harris intercepts a short out route and returns it 50 yards for a Broncos touchdown.

Third Quarter: San Diego 24– Denver Broncos 14

Scoring Plays

11:02 – Peyton Manning hit Demaryius Thomas in stride at the goal line to get the Broncos on the board.

4:56 – Facing another 3rd-and-8, Philip Rivers was stripped as threw the ball.  Tony Carter recovered it and brought it 65-yards all the way back for a touchdown.

Big Plays

13:57 –Manning hit Joel Dressen for a 19-yard gain.

9:29 – Ryan Mathews burst through the hole for 13 yards.

6:05 – On 3rd-and-8, Philip Rivers hit Randy McMichael short of the first down marker. However, McMichael fumbled the ball and Ronnie Brown made a heads up play to recover it beyond the sticks for a first down.

3:26 – Facing a critical 3rd-and-5, the Broncos pass rush got to Rivers and he was sacked by Derek Wolfe.

Second Quarter: San Diego 24– Denver Broncos 0

Scoring Plays

6:15 – With the Broncos threatening, Quentin Jammer picked off Peyton Manning for an 80-yard touchdown and a 17-0 Chargers lead.

0:29 – Philip Rivers pump faked to the right then hit Antonio Gates right up the seam for his second touchdown of the game and a 24-0 lead

Big Plays

15:00 – A gorgeous Mike Scifres punt pinned the Broncos down on their own three.

13:51 – On 3rd-and-4, Peyton Manning was under duress but found Willis McGahee as an outlet with a lot of grass in front of him for a 31 yard gain.

12:10 – On 3rd-and-17, Manning was only able to get a gain of nine to force a punt.

9:28 – On 3rd-and-5, Rivers took the ball under shotgun and found Antonio Gates over the middle for a 12-yard gain.  A personal foul for unnecessary roughness on Mike Adams tacked on 15-yards.

8:51 –Rivers went deep looking for Antonio Gates, but Jim Leonhard stole the ball out of the tight end’s hands for an interception.

7:39 – Eric Decker hauled in a monster 55-yard pass from Manning to put the Broncos into San Diego territory.

4:38 – On 3rd-and-9, Manning was nearly brought down by Vaughn Martin who forced an incomplete pass.

2:00 – Facing a 3rd-and-4, Rivers tried to hit Gates but the ball was incomplete.  However, Danny Trevathan was called for holding, giving the Bolts a first down.

0:47 – On 3rd-and-1, Jackie Battle plunged ahead for a first down.

0:37 – Rivers checked down to Brown for a gain of 12 and a first down at the Broncos 11-yard line.

First Quarter: San Diego 10– Denver Broncos 0

Scoring Plays

9:03 – Nick Novak recorded the first points of the game with a 32-yard field goal straight through the uprights.

8:23 – Philip Rivers hit Antonio Gates for his first touchdown of the season on a beautiful play-action pass to the left.  Gates caught the ball at the two and fought his way into the end zone for a 10-0 lead.


Big Plays

13:43 – On 3rd-and-11 on their own 35-yard line, Philip Rivers threw over the middle for Antonio Gates, but the ball sailed over his head for an incomplete pass.

12:21 – Facing a short 3rd-and-1, Shaun Phillips brought Willis McGahee down behind the line of scrimmage.

10:11 –Rivers tried a short pass to Eddie Royal on 3rd-and-2 but the ball landed low at his feet.

10:06 - Trindon Holliday muffed booming Mike Scifres punt whe n Marcus Gilchrist was pushed into him.  It appeared the Broncos recovered the ball, but Dante Rosario wrestled away it away for a big fumble recovery.

9:07 – Rivers looked for Ronnie Brown on a 3rd-and-6 but the running back wasn’t able to cradle in the ball.

9:00 – On the ensuing kickoff after Novak’s field goal, Darrell Stuckey forced a fumble and Richard Goodman recovered it to set up the Chargers with excellent field position.

6:36 – Faced with a 3rd-and-10, Peyton Manning tried a quick pass to Eric Decker which fell harmlessly incomplete.

4:40 – Following a questionable false start penalty, the Chargers stared down a 3rd-and-8.  Rivers took the ball out of shotgun position and zipped a bullet to Malcom Floyd over the middle for a gain of 25and a first down.

3:58 – Gates caught a beautifully thrown ball on first down for a gain of 23.

0:29 – On 3rd-and-16, Rivers hit Eddie Royal for a first down that was called back for offensive pass interference on Gates .  Then, on 3rd-and-26, Rivers ran a screen to Brown for a six yard gain.


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