The Chargers blew their second double-digit of the season against the Denver Broncos but managed to avoid a complete collapse as they outlasted the Broncos 19-16 on a 37-yard field goal by Michael Badgley. The win gave the Bolts their third in a row — and their second-straight in the AFC West — all while securing an improvement on their 2019 record with their sixth victory of the season.
Justin Herbert broke the rookie passing touchdown record set by Baker Mayfield when he hit Austin Ekeler for his 28th score in the second quarter. He finished with 21-of-33 passing for 253 yards and the lone touchdown.
Mike Williams and Stephen Anderson both led the Bolts with four catches apiece while Williams had a team-high 54 yards.
The defense was led by Michael Davis, Jahleel Addae, and Kenneth Murray Jr., all of whom finished with nine total tackles. Davis also added a pass breakup while Addae split a sack with Chris Harris Jr. Mike Williams, who was playing defense on the Denver Hail Mary attempt, came away with the game-clinching interception.
The Chargers improved to 6-9 on the season ahead of their season finale at Arrowhead Stadium against the 14-1 Chiefs.