Chargers vs. Broncos: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Monday Night Football


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Michelle Bruton

It was an eventful but not particularly well-played game between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers as the Broncos prevailed 24-21 in the final seconds when Los Angeles rookie kicker Younghoe Koo missed the field goal. The kicker, pun intended, was that Koo made his first attempt, but Denver got a timeout in. The Chargers looked all but out of the game at the end of the third, trailing 24-7, but two Philip Rivers touchdowns early in the fourth kept their hopes alive. Ultimately, however, the Broncos escaped, barely, with a win without having to go to overtime.

  1. September 12, 2017
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    Final: Broncos 24, Chargers 21

    In a game that devolved into chaos by the fourth quarter, the Chargers scored 14 points in less than two minutes to cut Denver's lead to a field goal. In the final seconds, Los Angeles brought rookie kicker Younghoe Koo out for his first NFL FG attempt, which was good...but the Broncos called a timeout. Koo missed his second timeout and the Broncos won 24-21.

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    NFL @NFL

    FINAL: The @Broncos WIN! #BroncosCountry #LACvsDEN

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    😱 HE MISSED 😱

    On his second attempt, Koo misses the 44-yard field goal and the Chargers will come up three points short.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    NO GOOD!

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  6. September 12, 2017
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    Denver Ices the Rookie Kicker

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Kick was good but DEN got the timeout in

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    Do We Smell an OT?

    Chargers have one more shot to find the end zone and otherwise they'll be trying the FG to tie it up 24-24 and go into OT.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    14 seconds left, 2-10 on the 34

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    Chargers' Play Calls Puzzling, to Say the Least

    Los Angeles is facing 4th-and-1 with less than a minute left. It all comes down to this play.

    Brad Gagnon @Brad_Gagnon

    What's with this super conservative approach?

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    Now Broncos Have to Punt

    Some strange playcalling toward the end of the game here brings us to the two minute warning, when Rivers and the Chargers will have the chance to orchestrate a two-minute drill to win the game or at the very least send it into overtime.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Chargers will have the ball on their 38 with 2 min on the clock down 3.

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    Chargers Punt and Broncos Can Breathe a Little Easier

    But it ain't over 'til it's over

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    Our ball. Up three. 3:04 remaining. #BeatTheChargers

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    Nail. Biter.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    Time to hold them, defense. #BeatTheChargers

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    The Broncos are in trouble now. McManus misses the FG from 50 yards and the Chargers, down 3, will get the ball and a chance to win at midfield with 4 minutes remaining in the game.

    Matt Williamson @WilliamsonNFL

    Missed FG = Turnover

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    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    DON'T. STOP. BELIEVING. #Chargers

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    Chargers Score After the Turnover!!!

    Los Angeles is making the most of its breaks as Rivers and Benjamin connect on a 38-yard bomb to bring the Chargers to within a field goal midway through the fourth quarter.

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    Rivers finds @TravisBenjamin3 DEEP and we've got a TOUCHDOWN!!!

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    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    FUMBLE!!! #Chargers recover! Let's. Go.

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    Are the Broncos Going to Blow This?!

    Denver had a 24-7 lead at one point, but coughing up a fumble when the score has narrowed to 24-14 in the fourth quarter is not the way to win football games.

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    FUMBLE!!! @show_case29 scoops it up. #Chargers ball!

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    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    #LACvsDEN ⚡️ 14 | 🐴 24 8:01 left in the game.

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    Chargers Finally Find the End Zone

    Rivers to Allen brings the Chargers within 10 but only eight minutes remain in Q4.

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    TOUCHDOWN!!! Rivers finds @Keenan13Allen ⚡️

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    Allen Is a Little Too Hype

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Rivers to Keenan Allen - Touchdown - and a taunting penalty.

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    Bolts From The Blue @BFTB_Chargers

    Another drop by Keenan Allen.

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    NFL @NFL

    WOWWWWWW. Off the WR. And the DB's foot... And @Phillips_17 with the PICK!!! #Chargers

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    Adrian Phillips comes away with the interception OFF THE TOES of Desmond King.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Adrian Phillips with a INT - Desmond King helped cause the play with "physical" coverage

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    When the Broncos are able to eliminate Melvin Gordon, the Chargers' gameplan is officially kaput.

    NFL @NFL

    He never had a chance. #LACvsDEN #BroncosCountry

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    Jenkins Is OUT with a Concussion

    That's a hard pill to swallow for a Chargers secondary that has too much on its plate as it is.

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    S Rayshawn Jenkins (concussion) is out for the game. #LACvsDEN

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    3 More for Broncos

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    +3 Courtesy of @thekidmcmanus 👏 #LACvsDEN

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    End Q3: Broncos 24, Chargers 7

    The Broncos extend their lead with a field goal to go up 21 points heading into the fourth quarter. At this point, the Chargers offense needs to score on almost every drive it will have in Q4 to hope to catch up.

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    Leary Is OUT with a Concussion

    Patrick Smyth @psmyth12

    Injury update for the Broncos: G Ronald Leary has a concussion and is out for the game.

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    Sometimes the Path to Success Is Not a Straight Line

    NFL @NFL

    Makes the catch on the right sideline. Goes out of bounds on the left sideline. And gets the 1st down. Well done, @ESanders_10! 😳

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    THERE'S Bosa

    At this point, he might be the Chargers' best chance at closing this gap.

    Los Angeles trails 21-7 near the end of Q3.

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    GOT EM! @jbbigbear with the sack. #LACvsDEN

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    The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

    Eric Williams @eric_d_williams

    Chargers' defense also has been on the field a lot this game. Chargers' offense has ran just 32 plays for 115 total yards.

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    Sanders with a Casual 20-Yard Gain

    Sanders ran across the field to gain a first down, but moved the chains in the end.

    Matt Harmon @MattHarmon_BYB

    Emmanuel Sanders and Pierre Garçon are the most underrated WRs in the league.

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    This Game Is Getting Away from the Chargers...

    Shaquil Barrett's sack brings up 2nd-and-17 and the Chargers can't make much of anything of the rest of the drive.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    First game. First sack for @MOOCHIE048. #LACvsDEN

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    Fowler AGAIN!?

    That's not one, but two touchdowns for Broncos wideout Bennie Fowler, who connects with Trevor Siemian for a six-yard score to cap off the drive following the Bradley Roby interception. The Broncos' lead is quickly looking insurmountable at 21-7 early in Q3.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    Make that ✌️ @TrevorSiemian finds @Beanzz16 AGAIN! #LACvsDEN

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    Ronald Leary Possibly Has a Concussion

    Patrick Smyth @psmyth12

    Injury update for the Broncos: G Ronald Leary is being evaluated for a possible concussion,

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    That Denver Defense 👀

    Robert Klemko @RobertKlemko

    Justin Simmons blitz pressure leads to Brad Roby interception, 1 play after Darian Stewart tackle at line. Broncos DBs playing outstanding.

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    Chargers Get a Wake-Up Call to Start Q3

    Rivers' pass up the middle intended for Allen is picked by Bradley Roby. Broncos are up.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    👏 @BradRoby_1! #LACvsDEN

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    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    .@TrevorSiemian first-half stats: 🔸 9-of-16 for 75 yards, TD 🔹 3 rushes for 11 yards, TD #BeatTheChargers

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    Halftime: Broncos 14, Chargers 7

    The Broncos hold the lead after one half thanks both to Trevor Siemian's arm and legs. The Denver QB connected with Bennie Fowler for one score and ran the other one in himself. But on San Diego's side, Melvin Gordon has been downright explosive, rushing for 48 yards and leaping into the end zone for the Bolts' sole touchdown.

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    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    Chris McCain ends the first half with a BOOM! #Chargers

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    Sack Ends Broncos' TD Hopes Before Half

    Siemian goes down on 2nd-and-8 at the DEN 34 in the waning seconds of the half and Denver will have to settle for a 7-point lead heading into Q3.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    McCain with the sack -- and hey, it's halftime - Chargers trail 14-7

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    Keenan Allen's Mea Culpa

    Ricky Henne @ChargersRHenne

    After dropping that ball, Keenan has converted three straight third downs (including one via PI)

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    Siemian Expanding His Skill Set

    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Trevor Siemian: 1st career rushing TD Last Broncos QB with a rushing TD? Backup QB Brock Osweiler in Week 15 of 2015 against the Steelers

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    Siemian Does It Himself to Take the Lead

    Broncos go up 14-7 thanks to Siemian's 1-yard TD run. Just more than 5 minutes remain in the half.

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    🚨 QB keeper 🚨 @TrevorSiemian runs it in for six. #LACvsDEN

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    Juked Out of His Shoes!

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    👀 @cjandersonb22

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    RB Rumble

    Melvin Gordon: 8 carries, 41 yards, 2 receptions, 14 yards, 1 TD

    C.J. Anderson: 10 carries, 52 yards

    Midway through Q2

    TJ Carpenter @TJCarpenterShow

    If you like running backs, this game is for you. #DenverBroncos

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    Someone Ate His Wheaties

    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    Woah. #LACvsDEN

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    Punter Drew Kaser took matters into his own hands to make sure rookie PR Isaiah McKenzie doesn't score on the punt return. It's Broncos ball at the DEN 44.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Drew Kaser saves a TD - 31 yard return for DEN

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    Is There Anything Gordon Can't Do?!

    Ricky Henne @ChargersRHenne

    Melvin Gordon with the toe-tapping catch on third down. Turning into a complete back.

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    Not Great Field Position for the Chargers

    But at least they prevented the Broncos from taking the lead.

    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Defense forces a 3-and-out - Benjamin runs backwards on the punt return - Chargers takeover on the 15

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    Melvin Gordon Just Levitated

    The Bolts get on the board as Melvin Gordon connects with Rivers for an 11-yard catch and a leaping touchdown. All tied up at 7-7 early in Q2.

    NFL @NFL

    AIR GORDON! @Melvingordon25 LEAPS into the end zone! #LACvsDEN #Chargers

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    #LACvsDEN @Chargers

    End of the 1st. #LACvsDEN

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    End Q1: Broncos 7, Chargers 0

    The Broncos hold the only points as we reach the end of the first quarter. A few mistakes early on have prevented the Chargers from finding the end zone, but they're knocking on the door thanks in part to a big pass interference penalty.

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    Chargers Knocking on the Door

    Ricky Henne @ChargersRHenne

    Clear PI there as Rivers goes deep to Allen. Bolts ball in Broncos territory.

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    Allen Makes Up for an Earlier Drop

    Ricky Henne @ChargersRHenne

    A diving third down snare by Keenan Allen that time to move the chains on third down.

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    NFL @NFL

    .@TrevorSiemian to @Beanzz16... It's a @Broncos TOUCHDOWN! #LACvsDEN #BroncosCountry

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    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    .@TrevorSiemian finds @Beanzz16 for the first touchdown of the year! #LACvsDEN

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    When an Unstoppable Force Meets an Immovable Object

    Ross Uglem @RossUglem

    The DThomas - CHayward battle is a fun watch right now.

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    If There Was Any Question Anderson Was Going to Be a Workhorse Back for DEN...

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    Move the ⛓ @cjandersonb22 breaks free for an 11-yard gain.

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    Casey Hayward Drops an INT

    Bolts From The Blue @BFTB_Chargers

    That drop by Hayward was so brutal. That would have been six points.

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    Chargers' 1st Drive Ends in Punt in Very Loud Mile High Stadium

    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    False start and a timeout on the first drive for the Chargers. You’re just too loud, #BroncosCountry. #LACvsDEN