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San Diego Defeats Denver 27-20 - Recap

Ryan Mathews tore up the turf for 127 rushing yards on Thursday to lead the Chargers to a 27-20 win over the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Bettors who backed the Chargers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 10 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 56.5.

Philip Rivers completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 166 yards and 2 TDs for the Chargers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for 19 yards for Denver, while Montee Ball added -1 yards. Peyton Manning threw for 289 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Andre Caldwell and Montee Ball had 59 and 49 yards respectively.

Denver lost the offensive yardage battle to San Diego 337-295 yards in Thursday's game. San Diego had more first downs as that total ended up 24-19.

Denver lost the time of possession battle 38:49/21:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

San Diego looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Raiders. The Broncos will aim to get back on the winning track at Houston.