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

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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


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