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S4 week 1 San Diego at Denver

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by GDip, May 4, 2013.

  1. GDip

    GDip Walk On

    Jul 9, 2012
    Chargers hold on for the 24-17 win in season opener
    In Gary Alan's debut game with the Chargers he was able to put together a solid game on both sides of the ball leading his team to victory over division rival Denver.​
    This game was completely changed at the end of the first half amidst a bevy of turnovers from by the Broncos. With the game tied at 7 at just over 2:00 minutes remaining in the half, Brock Osweiler threw an INT which set up a short 28 yard FG from SD kicker Nate Kaeding. On the very next drive for denver, Osweiler threw his 2nd INT this time setting up a short TD drive as time ran down in the second half. Sand Diego went into halftime with a 17-7 advantage.​
    Denver came out strong in the second half. A 44 yard FG from Matt Prater was the lone score in the 3rd quarter. However, early in the fourth quarter, Phillip Rivers found TE Ladarius Green for his second receiving TD of the game and the 24-10 lead. ​
    A late comeback from Denver was thwarted shortly after a 49 yard scoring play from Osweiler to Demarius Thomas. The result of that play left just 9 seconds on the clock. Denver would recover the onside kick to give themeselves a chance, but a complete pass inbounds saw the clock reach triple zeros. ​
    Coach Alan is excited about the teams he's got. He'll need to adjust to the 3-4 playbook, but his offense has many weapons and this could be a strong season for the Bolts.​


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