Hester the lone runner left after injuries - Chris Jenkins
"Jacob Hester," said Tolbert. "Look at him. All-SEC running back, LSU, national champions. He’s a natural running back who had to learn to be a fullback. Never any doubt he could handle the job."
Inside the game: Chargers winning more than stumbling - Kevin Acee
"I’m sure when Jacob woke up this morning he didn’t think he was going to carry the ball like that," McMichael said. "But he did, and he did a good job doing it."
Chargers escape Tebow, Broncos with narrow win - Kevin Acee
"They all count the same," Rivers said. That was the theme after the Chargers escaped Sports Authority Field and the near-miracle-working of Tim Tebow with a 29-24 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Injuries lead to heavy rotation at running back - Scott Bair
"Versatility was definitely an asset today," said Hester, who had a career-high 47 yards on 11 carries and two catches for 13 yards. "The whole team rallied together to help the running game. Everybody blocked and filled their role well and we were able to stay productive."
Wrap-Up: Chargers 29, Broncos 24 - Bill Williamson
Second-year running back Ryan Mathews. He had 125 yards rushes on 24 carries. He continues to become a major factor for the Chargers. Mathews left the game with a calf injury, so the bye comes at a good time for the Chargers.
Chargers top Broncos, reach 4-1 - Christopher Smith
San Diego is 4-1 for the first time in nine years after a 26-24 win at AFC West rival Denver on Sunday.
Gates looking forward to Jets game - Kevin Acee
"If something was to change physically I would have come back (sooner)," [Antonio Gates] said. "But ideally, I knew after the bye would be good."