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Game Coverage: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos head to San Diego to take on the Chargers in a Monday night matchup for first place in the AFC West.

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Chargers Blow 24-0 Haltime Lead, Lose 35-24

After having one of the best first halves of football under Norv Turner, the San Diego Chargers had maybe the worst second half of football in franchise history and lost an important game.

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GIF: Peyton Manning is Freddy Krueger

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Fans of the San Diego Chargers are having one simultaneous nightmare, and Peyton Manning is Freddy Krueger.

After this pass, which followed another ugly interception by Philip Rivers (his 3rd or 4 turnovers), the Broncos took a 28-24 lead. They now have the ball back and are looking to increase their lead.

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GIF: This Is Why We Run The Ball

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With a 24-7 lead, Philip Rivers had the ball knocked out of his hand and run back for a TD. Suddenly, the Broncos are down by 10 points with over 18 minutes left in the game.

This is why teams run the ball with big leads, to avoid mistakes like this.

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GIF: I Wonder If This Is Holding

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Ryan Clady understands the unwritten rules. Holding penalties do not exist when you're down by 24 and Peyton Manning is on your team. He did what had to be done to keep English away from Manning.

The Broncos scored a TD on this play, making the score 24-7 Chargers halfway through the 3rd Quarter.

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OT: Broncos at Chargers, 2nd Half

The San Diego Chargers hold a 24-0 lead over the Denver Broncos, who have turned the ball over 3 times, after the first half.

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GIF: Manningface Sighting!

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Peyton Manning is not happy. Him and the Denver Broncos are down 24-0 to the San Diego Chargers at the half.

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GIF: Quentin Jammer Uses Brain to Score TD

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Peyton Manning was not on the same page with his receiver on this play. He was on the same page with Quentin Jammer, who plays for the other team. Jammer's touchdown does not get credited to Manning. Sorry, Peyton.

17-0 Chargers lead with 3 minutes left in the first half.

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GIF: Turf Monster Gets Eric Decker

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Eric Decker had nothing but an end zone in front of him when the turf monster grabbed his foot and brought him down. Peyton Manning then threw an interception to Quentin Jammer that was returned for a defensive TD.

The San Diego Chargers have a 17-0 lead over the Denver Broncos in the first half.

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GIF: Antonio Gates Is Now a Boxer

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Antonio Gates apparently has the ability to get angry. Unlike the block, Gates' wasn't penalized for this punch (Mike Adams' was).

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GIF: Antonio Gates Is Still a Basketball Player

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Actually, that's a foul in basketball too.

Yes, Antonio Gates was called for a penalty on this play and it let to a San Diego Chargers punt.

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GIF: Gates' First TD in 2012

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This touchdown, the first by Antonio Gates this season, put the Chargers up 10-0 over the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

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GIF: The Broncos Still Fumbling the Ball

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In the first quarter, the Broncos fumbled a punt (see above) and a kickoff return. The Chargers recovered both fumbles and turned it into a 10-0 lead, which is the score at the end of the first quarter.

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Chargers/Broncos: Inactives (and New Starters)

San Diego Chargers Inactives

10 K Nate Kaeding

28 S Brandon Taylor

29 CB Shareece Wright

57 LB Jonas Mouton

71 T Antonio Garay

78 T Jared Gaither

89 TE Ladarius Green

San Diego Chargers Expected Starting Lineup Changes from the Flip Card

#79 Mike Harris is expected to start at LT for #78 Jared Gaither

Denver Broncos Inactives

16 QB Caleb Hanie

22 CB Tracy Porter

27 RB Knowshon Moreno

53 LB Steven Johnson

54 C C.J. Davis

80 TE Julius Thomas

98 NT Sealver Siliga

Denver Broncos Expected Starting Lineup Changes

#25 Chris Harris is expected to start at RCB for #22 Tracy Porter

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OT: Broncos at Chargers, First Half

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos head to San Diego to take on the Chargers in a Monday night matchup for first place in the AFC West.

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