San Diego vs Denver Wrap - San Diego Wins 29-24
|San Diego vs Denver Wrap - San Diego Wins 29-24|
Denver was unable to contain Ryan Mathews on Sunday and the result was a 29-24 Week 5 loss against the Chargers.
San Diego was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 47.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Philip Rivers completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 250 yards and 1 TD for the Chargers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Broncos defense.
Willis McGahee rushed for 125 yards for Denver, while Tim Tebow added 38 yards. Tim Tebow threw for 79 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Daniel Fells and Knowshon Moreno had 47 and 40 yards respectively.
Denver was outgained by San Diego 418-275 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-13 by the Chargers.
The time of possession battle favored San Diego as their offense was on the field for 40:08, longer than the 19:52 of their opponents.
Next game, San Diego takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Denver, they head on the road to face Miami.