Broncos Beat Chargers, 24-17, Advance to AFC Championship

Automated Insights

Knowshon Moreno had a big day, paving the way to a win for the Broncos against the Chargers, 24-17 at home. With the victory, Denver advances to the AFC Championship.

Peyton Manning found the end zone for two scores against the Chargers on 25 of 36 passing for 230 yards and one pick. On the Chargers side, Philip Rivers went 18 for 27 with 217 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Moreno ran for 82 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown while adding one reception for 12 yards. Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 54 yards with a touchdown.

The Denver defense was the deciding factor in the victory, allowing 65 yards rushing and 217 passing. They harassed Rivers and the Chargers offensive line with an imposing four sacks.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen provided some spark with 142 receiving yards and two touchdowns.


Chargers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 85 P. Rivers 18 27 217 2 0


Broncos Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C+ 80 P. Manning 25 36 230 2 1


Chargers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C 72 D. Woodhead RB 9 29 3.2 0
C 74 R. Mathews RB 5 26 5.2 0
B 85 P. Rivers QB 3 10 3.3 0


Broncos Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B+ 87 K. Moreno RB 23 82 3.6 1
C+ 78 M. Ball RB 10 52 5.2 0
C+ 80 P. Manning QB 1 -1 -1.0 0


Chargers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 K. Allen WR 6 142 23.7 2
C- 72 E. Royal WR 1 30 30.0 0
- - R. Brown RB 4 18 4.5 0


Broncos Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B 85 J. Thomas TE 6 76 12.7 0
B 85 D. Thomas WR 8 54 6.8 1
B- 80 W. Welker WR 6 38 6.3 1