The 15-year veteran, who completed 28 of 43 passes, also became the sixth quarterback in league history to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his team's first 10 games to start a season. Completions to Jeff Heuerman, Emmanuel Sanders, Matt LaCosse and Courtland Sutton set up Brandon McManus for a game-winning field goal.
With the win, the Denver Broncos are now only one game back for the final wild card spot, but would lose the tiebreaker to the teams ahead of them, including the Baltimore Ravens.
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Leading the game 19-7 with just under four minutes to play in the third quarter and facing a 3rd-and-9 at the Denver 35-yard line, Rivers dropped back and tried to throw a quick screen pass but it went right into the hands of Von Miller, who made an incredible play to get the ball. But if you ask wide receiver Keenan Allen for his thoughts on the Broncos, he won't sugarcoat it.
The undrafted rookie also had a 2-yard TD on a direct snap early in the fourth quarter to give Denver a 20-19 lead. "We know we could've won this, should've won this game". But statistically, the Chargers were the better team.More news: The Rolling Stones Announce a 2019 Denver Concert at Broncos Stadium
Penalties and turnovers were the culprit as the Chargers were penalized 14 times for 120 yards on the day.
The Los Angeles Chargers defensive end is expected to make his season debut on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "That spun the whole game", Rivers said.More news: Federal judge blocking asylum restrictions ‘absurd’ & will be appealed - DOJ
The StubHub Center's home locker room was quiet. Up next, the Chargers host the lowly Arizona Cardinals.More news: For 2nd time in a week, Facebook users report major problems