The Denver Broncos started this game off quickly with a Knowshon Moreno touchdown run, but the team cooled off considerably after that opening drive. By the end of the half, the San Diego defense squelched the Denver Broncos offense.
The San Diego Chargers scored 21 unanswered points, 14 in the second quarter. Philip Rivers was 9-of-15 for 138 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, but it was Mike Scifres’ pass on a fake punt that got things going for the Chargers. Scifres completed a 28-yard pass to Mike Tolbert that eventually set up a six-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd.
Rivers has found a connection tonight with receiver Patrick Crayton, accounting for a total of 105 yards in the air and a touchdown. Mike Tolbert, starting with Ryan Mathews out, scored the Chargers’ third touchdown of the game.
For the Broncos, Kyle Orton was 12-of-21 with 134 passing yards and an interception. On that interception, receiver Brandon Lloyd ran a bad route and poor pass protection led Kyle Orton to force a throw to escape the pressure. Knowshon Moreno has had several good runs (including his one for a touchdown), but he has only nine rushes for 39 yards.
Champ Bailey made a leaping interception on Malcom Floyd and Philip Rivers for the 48th of his career. As a Bronco, Bailey is now tied for sixth in Denver Broncos history with 30 interceptions. He is tied with Dennis Smith.