Photos | Muffed punt leads to Chargers win over Broncos

Chargers cornerback Deane Leonard recovers a fumble after Denver's Montrell Washington botches a fair catch.
Chargers cornerback Deane Leonard, left, recovers a fumble after Denver Broncos wide receiver Montrell Washington botches a fair catch on a punt in overtime during the Chargers’ 19-16 win Monday at SoFi Stadium.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Capitalizing on a botched punt return, the Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 19-16 on a 39-yard field goal in overtime at SoFi Stadium on Monday night.

Veteran Los Angeles Times photographer Robert Gauthier captured many of the game’s defining moments. Here’s a look at some of his best photos of the AFC West contest.

Broncos wide receiver Montrell Washington fumbles a punt as Chargers cornerback Deane Leonard closes in to recover.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Montrell Washington fumbles a fair catch on a punt against the Chargers in overtime.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler hauls in a long pass over Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. in the first half.
Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler, bottom, hauls in a long pass over Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. in the first half.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is knocked airborne by Denver Broncos linebacker Alex Singleton.
Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) is knocked airborne by Denver Broncos linebacker Alex Singleton on a run in overtime.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is ruled out of bounds after hauling in a pass in overtime.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert flips a pass to running back Austin Ekeler just before being sacked.
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert flips a pass to running back Austin Ekeler just before being sacked in the fourth quarter.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)