Denver Broncos hold off late Los Angeles Chargers surge

  • Denver Broncos hold off late Los Angeles Chargers surge

Denver Broncos hold off late Los Angeles Chargers surge

The Broncos are expecting better production offensively after petering out under Rick Dennison and Gary Kubiak a year ago.

Rivers was 22-for-33 for 185 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. "I think obviously, with Bosa and Ingram on the other side, even if you're not moving around, they're moving you off your spot and trying to make you uncomfortable". Look for all those numbers to go up this year. The Broncos needed both that and a well-timed timeout from rookie head coach Vance Joseph as they clung to a 24-21 win. "But it shows his courage". Before a raucous home crowd of 74,892, they won 24-21 - downing a talented but inconsistent visiting team that could never quite close the gap. "So some of that you want, but he's got to be smart for us and stay healthy for 17 weeks". No one knows the Chargers' personnel as well as McCoy, considering Lynn has been with the team just eight months since being hired in January.

Siemian's first passing touchdown was on a free play after the Chargers jumped offsides, but that only makes me like it more.

Siemian was still able to perform at a high level despite having the Chargers' defensive line draped all over him the entire night. Tonight's game should be a good early measuring stick for which team may be on the right track.

It wasn't a game with the ridiculous stats that Alex Smith or Sam Bradford put up, but Siemian was efficient, threw two touchdown passes, ran one in, and his only interception of the day was a goofy tip drill that bounced off two shoes.

But that wasn't how the game was supposed to go.

"It's obviously a special thing on the big picture", Joseph said. But as Joseph also said, "That's Trevor".

Von Miller and the Broncos open the season against Melvin Gordon and the Chargers. When the ball was in Siemian's hand, however, the offense converted 7-of-12, including a sack. After an Anderson touchdown was called back, Siemian connected with Fowler again for the touchdown. Siemian didn't throw short of the sticks once.

"Oops, I meant L.A. Chargers", Lynn said, correcting himself. "Our guys up front did a heck of a job". And the defense made a critical final stand as Shelby Harris blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt with one second remaining to hold off a furious comeback by the Los Angeles Chargers. The first-round pick worked his way into the starting lineup by the end of training camp and will be a work in progress as he settles in on a revamped offensive line that will include at least three new starters. The Chargers got most of their yardage during the drive on a 40-yard pass-interference penalty called against Roby for grabbing at the jersey of Keenan Allen. You take that out of the game, and "Trev' played great". Phillips was not re-signed by the Broncos after Gary Kubiak stepped down as the head coach.

"Our crowd was awesome", he said.