Week 11 - Broncos (31) @ Chargers (17)

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  1. BadaBing319

    BadaBing319 OMFL Broncos / PMFL Eagles

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    Week 11
    Broncos 31, Chargers 17

    The Broncos put it all together in this one, combining an explosive, big-play offense with a solid defensive effort to give Coach BadaBing his first OMFL win, 31-17 over San Diego.

    Denver got on the board first following a San Diego punt. The Broncos capped a five play, 63 yard drive with a Buckhalter 48-yard TD run around the left side. The Chargers were forced to punt again on their next drive, and Denver went to the air, driving into the Bolts' red zone. Kyle Orton went play action, rolled right, and when he was unable to find an open receiver, scrambled into the end zone from 13 yards out for a 14-0 lead.

    The Chargers marched down the field on their next possession, but had their drive stall in the red zone and had to settle for a Nate Kaeding 28-yard field goal. The Broncos had enough time left in the half to respond, and did so on a Matt Prater 32-yard field goal to send them into the half with a 17-3 lead.

    The third quarter started with a couple off-tackle runs by Buckhalter. On third-and-seven from the 22, Orton hit Demaryius Thomas on a 10-yard drag route and Thomas did the rest, speeding past the Charger defense to paydirt. The Chargers came right back with an impressive drive of their own, with Ryan Mathews bringing the team back to within two scores with a 2-yard TD run.

    Denver had to punt on their next drive and the momentum seemed to have swung in the Chargers direction. However, as they did all day long, the Broncos defense stepped up and forced a punt. Pro Bowl punter Mike Scifres did his part, pinning the Broncos at their own 2-yard line. In the shadow of their own end zone, newly acquired fullback Justin Green gave his team some breathing with a 3-yard quick hit up the belly. The next play proved to be the backbreaker for San Diego. Knowing they would probably blitz in an attempt to stop the run, Coach BadaBing called for a quick hitting slant route over the middle. Thomas beat his man off the line and Orton hit him in stride. 95 yards later, Thomas was walking into the end zone with his second score of the game, one that all but put the game away.

    Orton finished the game with a perfect passer rating, completing 13-of-16 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores were long plays to Thomas, who had a career-high 208 yards on just 4 catches. The Broncos also got 112 yards and a TD out of Correll Buckhalter, filling in nicely for injured tailback Knowshown Moreno. Philip Rivers threw for 322 yards for the Chargers, but failed to find the end zone against a tough, bend-but-don't-break Denver defense. Vincent Jackson (107 yards) and Antonio Gates (87 yards) were Rivers' favorite targets, with rookie tailback Ryan Mathews rushing for 52 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

    Denver returns to Invesco field in Week 12 to take on a surprising Rams team, while the Chargers head out on the road to take on Indianapolis.

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