Things could not have gone any better in the first half for the Chargers. Tight end
But how it all changed.
After playing a solid first half, the Chargers turned the ball over five times in the second half, including three interceptions and two fumbles lost by quarterback
“We beat ourselves,” running back
“The second half, we didn’t play well,” Weddle said. “We just didn’t play as sound and as smart as we did in the first half and it showed. Peyton made some unbelievable throws in the second half. You’ve got to give him credit, give the offense credit. You can’t play two quarters of ball. We knew they were going to come out in the second half, as they’ve done in every game. It’s just unfortunate. It’s a long season. We’ve got a good group. All you can do is learn from it and get better.”
After completing only 11-of-16 passes for 142 yards and one interception in the first half, Manning was able to bounce back in the second half and throw for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 13-of-14 passing, as he finished the game 24-of-30 passing for 309 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. On the defensive side of the ball, cornerbacks Tony Carter and Chris Harris each scored a touchdown for Denver, as the Chargers were held scoreless in the second half.
“That’s what it came down to, they made more big plays than we did,” strong safety