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By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price

November 1, 2016 (Denver) - On Halloween eve, the Chargers came face to face with something scary indeed: their AFC West rival, the Denver Broncos.

Denver took the lead early on a 28-yard Brandon McManus field goal to go up 3-0.

But the Chargers came right back when Phillip Rivers threw a seven yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates and the Bolts went up 7-3 after the extra point.

But in the second, the Broncos scored a touchdown on a pick six by Bradley Roby and the home team went up 10-7 at the half.

In the second half, Devontae Booker added onto Denver’s lead with a six yard touchdown run to make the score 17-7.

In the fourth, the Chargers crept to within four with Rivers’ pass to Travis Benjamin and the score was 17-13.  But the Broncos pulled back out with Juwan Thompson's one yard run and the score was 24-13.  The Chargers got some help from the defense with Casey Hayward’s pick six that made the score 24-19, but McManus added three on a field goal and the Broncos pulled out 27-19.   They’d carry that till the end and the Chargers would fall to 3-5.

The Bolts will have two straight games at home, starting next week against the Tennessee Titans.  Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m.

Transaction news:

  • Chargers claim wide receiver Jeremy Butler off waivers, the team announced Monday.


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