The Denver Broncos enter halftime in their game against the San Diego Chargers down, 16-7. The Chargers defense has shut the Broncos offense down for the most part, while Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers exploited a poor Broncos defense.
The Broncos opened the scoring in the first quarter with a Tim Tebow 14-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd, but it has been quiet since then for the offense. Tebow is 4-of-11for 49 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Lance Ball is the team's leading rusher with 23 yards on four carries. Four receivers each have one of Tebow's completions, but Lloyd remains the only one with a touchdown reception in the game.
The defense has had its moments, including two forced fumbles and three sacks. Perrish Cox, who has one of the forced fumbles, leads the team with seven tackles. Brian Dawkins has five tackles, a sack and the other forced fumble. Linebacker D.J. Williams and defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson had the other sacks. Safety Renaldo Hill had an interception.
For the Chargers, Philip Rivers is 14-of-26 for 204 yards and an interception. Ryan Mathews has the team's only touchdown, a 27-yard touchdown rush straight through the defense. Vincent Jackson has three receptions for 53 yards, but left the game with an ankle sprain. Nate Kaeding has 10 of the team's 16 points with three field goals and the extra point.