Chargers vs. Broncos: Highlights, game tracker and more

Tuesday, 12 Sep, 2017

Combined, it gives the Chargers a very potent offense.

Attendance for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Chargers was 74,892 people.

The Chargers were toast. The Chargers scored on the next play from scrimmage, and in a matter of 70 seconds the Chargers cut the Broncos' lead to three points. One Keenan Allen touchdown later and things were a little spicy. On the next possession, Broncos running back Jamaal Charles fumbled as he tried to get a first down. It will all be live-and-learn stuff moving forward, and there were some concerns in that revamped offensive line late in the game as the Broncos were nearly unable to close the deal. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was 6 of 11 for only 52 yards but he also had played turnover-free ball. Denver grabbed a 27-19 win in that game. Trevor Siemian returns as Denver's starting quarterback. Few games between these teams will match the season opener in 1994, the season the Chargers went to their lone Super Bowl. If the offensive options stopped there, the Denver defense could exhale - but there are more threats. In what should be a competitive AFC West neither team can afford to drop a game to a division opponent so early. Here's the latest Chargers vs. Broncos game preview including matchup odds, game time, TV channels, and live streaming details. "I predict that the Chargers will win the game 21- 10". A mix of Anderson runs - he had six carries for 29 yards on the drive - and Siemian passes - he completed 4 of 7 for 41 yards - allowed the Broncos to score their first offensive touchdown of the season.

Siemian, a former seventh-round pick out of Northwestern, studied under Peyton Manning for a year before taking over as the starter in 2016. The pressure was there, but the quarterback came up with one big throw after another. The California alum notched 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie in 2013, but he has not broached that milestone since.

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs made two touchdown receptions in the first half. Siemian had a pass bounce off Chargers safety Desmond King's shoe and into the hands of teammate Adrian Phillips. But the Chargers, man, were just woeful on offense for a lot of this game. Melvin Gordon, who ran for 997 yards a year ago, and Branden Oliver should benefit from having run-conscious coach Anthony Lynn on board. The Chargers played their hearts out in their first game as the Los Angeles Chargers since 1960, and it looks like the AFC West is going to be solid once again in 2017. Todd Davis destroyed him before he even got the ball. The veteran quarterback almost willed his team to the victory on Monday night, throwing two fourth quarter touchdown passes.

While fellow receivers - and Pro Bowlers - Demaryius Thomas (five catches for 67 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (three-for-26) may have had slightly more impressive yardage totals, Fowler's three catches for 21 yards and the pair of scores had the Broncos on cruise control.

Once more, the Los Angeles defense came up with a huge stop. It was like the Chargers wanted to play it close to the vest against a unsafe defense.