The Chargers were beaten by the Broncos, 28-20, at home.
Philip Rivers completed 19 of 29 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. For the Broncos, Peyton Manning wound up 25 for 36 with 330 yards passing, four touchdowns and one fumble.
Ryan Mathews ran for 59 yards on 14 carries while adding a touchdown. Antonio Gates caught four balls for 62 yards.
The San Diego defense managed to keep the running game in check, but could not slow down the aerial attack, allowing 84 yards rushing and 330 passing. They sacked Manning two times.
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas could not be contained, putting up 108 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Tight end Julius Thomas was also solid with 96 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Next week, the Chargers head to Miami Gardens to face the Dolphins (4-4) while the Broncos host the Chiefs (9-0).
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