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Broncos vs. Chargers: 8 Takeaways from Denver's 28-20 Victory over San Diego
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The Denver Broncos held on to a 28-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers to move to 8-1 on the season.

In a reversal of what the Broncos have become accustomed to, Denver's offense was hot out of the gate. The Broncos ran just three offensive plays before scoring their first touchdown of the game on a 74-yard catch-and-run by Julius Thomas. The Broncos scored 21 first-half points before going the final 26 minutes of the second half without scoring a single point.

Peyton Manning continued his torrid pace to the season, as he threw another four touchdowns without throwing a single interception.

In a game between elite quarterbacks, Manning got the better of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, as Rivers struggled to drive the Chargers into the end zone until it was too late.

The Broncos will face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) in Week 11 next Sunday night. What are eight takeaways from Denver's 28-20 victory over San Diego before they look ahead?

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