Chargers Suffer 24-17 Defeat Against Broncos, Lose in AFC Divisional Round

Automated Insights

Keenan Allen had a big day receiving, but it wasn't enough to avoid a loss for the Chargers against the Broncos, 24-17 in Denver. With the loss, San Diego is knocked out of the playoffs.

Philip Rivers accounted for two touchdowns on 18 of 27 passing for 217 yards and no interceptions. Peyton Manning completed 25 of 36 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns and one pick for the Broncos.

Ryan Mathews ran for 26 yards on five carries. Allen was a top performer, snagging six balls for 142 yards with two scores.

The San Diego defense surrendered 133 yards rushing and 230 passing.

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno churned out 82 yards rushing, 12 receiving and one touchdown. Tight end Julius Thomas also put together a noteworthy performance with 76 receiving yards.


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