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Chargers finally reap returns of great play on special teams

Chargers finally reap returns of great play on special teams

It was a tale of two punts for the Chargers’ special-teams units Sunday, one a line drive up the middle off the foot of Denver’s Riley Dixon, the other a high fly ball to deep center field off the foot of the Chargers’ Drew Kaser.

The first was carried into the end zone by Chargers speedster Travis Benjamin for a 65-yard touchdown return in the first quarter. The second was somehow kept out of the end zone by Austin Ekeler, who downed Kaser’s 69-yard blast in the third quarter at the Broncos’ one-yard line.

Both plays were instrumental in the Chargers’ 21-0 victory over the Broncos, a game in which the Chargers’ special teams, a sore spot for most of the season, shined at...

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