Denver Defeats San Diego 35-24 - Recap
Denver got 3 passing strikes from Peyton Manning en route to a 35-24 victory over San Diego on Monday in Week 6 action at Qualcomm Stadium.
Denver won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 48.5.
Willis McGahee rushed for 56 yards, while Ronnie Hillman added 3 yards in the win. Eric Decker and Joel Dreessen added 98 and 57 receiving yards respectively.
Ryan Mathews rushed for 74 yards for San Diego, while Ronnie Brown added 13 yards. Philip Rivers threw for 242 yards for the Chargers, while receivers Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd had 81 and 60 yards respectively.
San Diego lost the offensive yardage battle to Denver 366-308 yards in Monday's game. San Diego had more first downs as that total ended up 23-18.
Denver lost the time of possession battle 33:35/26:25, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Denver takes its act home to face New Orleans looking for another win. For San Diego, they head on the road to face Cleveland.