The Chargers salted a victory over the Broncos when, on a third-and-11 play from the Denver 42-yard line, quarterback Philip Rivers dumped a short pass over the middle to speedy receiver Travis Benjamin, who turned a corner and outran Broncos safety Justin Simmons for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 5:42 left in the game.
Philip Rivers dumps a short pass over middle to Benjamin, who turns corner, outruns DBs for 42-yard TD. #Chargers 21-0 over #Broncos.
On their last trip to the one, the Chargers ran into the Broncos' defensive line four times and failed to score. After big gains through the air to Hunter Henry and Keenan Allen got them there again, the Chargers changed things up.
On first-and-goal, Philip Rivers hit rookie Austin Ekeler for a one-yard scoring pass. The Chargers lead 14-0 with 7:07 left in the second quarter.