On Thursday night, the San Diego Chargers pulled off the upset of the NFL season in beating the Denver Broncos on their home turf at Mile High Stadium. No one outside of the Chargers' locker room expected them to pull this off, even with their playoff lives on the line.
However, the Chargers went into Mile High and proved a lot of people wrong. They also showed some important things for the development of their team in the future, and managed to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Two key players, Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews, continued to show their improvements this season. Head coach Mike McCoy continued to prove how he is changing the culture down in San Diego, and the Bolts also may have managed to show the league a real blueprint of how to beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
Let’s take a look at five important takeaways form the Chargers' huge upset over the Broncos.