The Denver Broncos looked as though they were very much alive against the San Diego Chargers when they were losing by six points, 16-10. The Broncos defense has been stout in the red zone, allowing three Nick Novak field goals and a two-yard Philip Rivers touchdown run. But then with seconds left on the clock and the ball on Denver's 42-yard line, Philip Rivers found Malcom Floyd for a touchdown strike, Floyd's first of the year, and the 23-10 lead. Cassius Vaughn was burned on the play--bad karma after his earlier 55-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Broncos offense has been non-existent for the most part. Willis McGahee has 74 yards on nine carries, but most of that came in the first quarter. San Diego has 276 total offensive yards to Denver's 109. Kyle Orton is just 6-of-13 for 34 yards and one interception. He didn't throw a completion to a wide receiver (Eric Decker) until nearly the end of the first half.
The Broncos walked off the field to boos.
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