The Denver Broncos' improbable 35-24 win over the San Diego Chargers Monday night was the type of win on which a season can turn around, and after the game head coach John Fox lauded his team's effort.
The Broncos came back from a 24-0 halftime deficit, forcing five San Diego turnovers in a 35-point second half. Fox said his defense saw the positives at halftime and didn't give up:
"I was talking with somebody going into the locker room at halftime and when you looked at it, they had about 150 yards of total offense and it was 24-0. We presented that to the football team. Defensively, we thought we could hang in there, we just couldn't give them short fields and turn the ball over. On top of it, now it can be our turn to create turnovers as well. We stepped it up and I think we grew a little bit."
Fox said there was nothing special about his halftime speech. His team simply rallied and played better:
"There were no mystery words of wisdom at halftime. I think it was just guys knew how poorly we played in the first half and made a decision to play better in the second half, and they did."