Chargers vs. Broncos: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent INovember 18, 2012

The Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers at home in Week 11, winning by a score of 30-23.

Eric Weddle intercepted Peyton Manning midway through the first quarter and ran it in for a 23-yard touchdown, putting the Chargers up 7-0. 

Manning and the Broncos came storming back with 17 unanswered points, and the Chargers never took back the lead.

Manning finished the game with 270 yards, passing for three touchdowns and one interception, hitting Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas and Brandon Stokley for touchdown passes.

The Broncos were also able to establish a strong running game, and the trio of Willis McGahee, Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball combined to rush for 133 yards on 25 carries.

Philip Rivers' struggles in 2012 continued in this game, as he threw two interceptions and lost one fumble. He did manage to bring his team back in the fourth quarter to challenge for the lead with two touchdowns, but it was too little, too late.

Danario Alexander was Rivers' favorite target, and he caught seven passes for 96 yards and both touchdowns. 

Von Miller harassed Rivers all game long, finishing with three sacks and two forced fumbles.

The Broncos improved to 7-3 on the season and will travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12, while the Chargers fell to 4-6 and will host the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.

 

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