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Offense Shoulders Blame for Loss - Ricky Henne
"Absolutely, we are to (blame)," Matt Slauson bluntly said. "That was our most frustrating game all season.  The defense gave us shots all game, but we didn’t do our job.  We had our moments. Melvin (Gordon) ran his tail off.  To me, that was his best game all season the way he ran.  We had our struggles and couldn’t take advantage when the defense put us in good situations."

SD-DEN Grades: Broncos Cornerbacks Step Up In Aqib Talibs Absence - Kiernan Hogan
San Diego HB Melvin Gordon looks like a different player after last year’s disappointing rookie campaign, and the former Badger currently ranks third among all NFL running backs in our overall 2016 grading. Gordon finished with 111 rushing yards on 23 attempts, forced seven missed tackles, and added 44 receiving yards on four catches. RG D.J. Fluker and C Matt Slauson were able to consistently create running lanes for Gordon, earning run-blocking grades of 82.0 and 81.0, respectively.

5 must-know PFF stats from NFL Week 8 - Chase Howel
Four weeks into his NFL career, Chargers edge defender Joey Bosa isn’t slowing down. Adding three QB hits and three QB hurries against the Broncos on Sunday, Bosa remains ahead of veteran standouts such as Von Miller in terms of pass-rushing productivity this season. Since taking the field in Week 5, Bosa has recorded 26 total quarterback pressures, tied with Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan for the most among OLBs in that span.

Broncos' Wade Phillips released from hospital after sideline hit - Jeff Legwold
"Everything I've heard is he's great,'' Kubiak said. "He's fine, he's upbeat, he watched the end of the game. We've been in contact with Lori, his wife. He talked to me before he left the field.''

Chargers compete, but not ready for prime time in loss to Broncos - Eric Williams
"That’s a real good team," Rivers said. "We split with them this year. We didn’t play our best. But they’re to be commended for causing us not to play our best. Like I always tell you, there’s another team over there trying to beat us, and they did that today."