Running back Austin Ekeler matched Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow and two time-Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen for most receptions in a game as a Charger with 15 against the Broncos Sunday. This was the most by a Bolts running back in a contest and ties Ekeler with five other running backs for second-most receptions at the position in a game in NFL history.
Defensive back Desmond King’s 68-yard punt return touchdown put the Bolts on the board in the third quarter and was the second of the 24-year-old’s NFL career. With the touchdown, King became the eighth player in history to record multiple punt return touchdowns as a Charger.
Kicker Chase McLaughlin’s 45-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was the first made field goal of his NFL career. The rookie who was signed Wednesday added a successful 32-yarder with 10 seconds left in the game to bring the Chargers within a touchdown. He went 2-for-3 on field goals and 1-for-1 on extra points in the game.
Quarterback Philip Rivers’ 32 completions against the Broncos moved him into a tie with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for No. 7 all-time in completions. In the game, Rivers completed 32 of his 48 passing attempts.
Defensive end Joey Bosa has now sacked 20 different quarterbacks as a Charger after he took down Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Rookie safety Roderic Teamer led the Chargers in total tackles in his third career NFL game. His previous career high was seven, which he recorded against the Houston Texans in his first game.
The Chargers held the Broncos to just three points in the second half Sunday after allowing 17 first-half points. Having shut out the Dolphins in the second half in Week 4, L.A. has allowed a mere three second-half points over the past two weeks.