Chargers at Broncos Week Five Capsule

CHARGERS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   54-47-1
STREAKS 8 of past 10  
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 7-7 Fox: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 26-16 vs. Dolphins L 49-23 at Packers
LAST GAME 1/2/11: Chargers 33 at Broncos 28. San Diego rookie RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 120 yards & 3 TDs as Chargers overcome 3 TDs by Denver rookie QB Tim Tebow (2 passing, 1 rush).
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/11
BROADCAST CBS (2:15 PM MT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 85 (SD), 94 (Den.). XM: 227 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 107-157-1,286 (2C)-5-6-87.7 K. Orton: 85-142-945-8 (T3C)-6-80.9
RUSHING Mathews: 61-288-4.7-3 (T2C) McGahee: 69-259-3.8-1
RECEIVING Tolbert (RB): 25 (T2C)-206-8.2-2 Decker: 20-270-13.5-4 (T3C)
OFFENSE 415.8 (2C) 310.8
TAKE/GIVE -4 -6
DEFENSE 297.8 377.8
SACKS Barnes, English: 2 Miller (R): 4 (T1C)
INTs Weddle: 2 (T2C) Moore (R), Wilhite: 1
PUNTING Scifres: 45.3 Colquitt: 49.6
KICKING Novak: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG) Prater: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: Club has 6-2 record against Broncos under head coach NORV TURNER…SD aims for 4th consecutive win vs. AFC West…QB PHILIP RIVERS is 8-2 as starter vs. Den. & has 18 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 112.4 passer rating. Since ’10, Rivers leads AFC with 5,996 passing yards. Had 110.6 passer rating last week & Chargers are 33-8 (.804) when Rivers has 100+ rating as starter…In past 2, RB RYAN MATHEWS is averaging 89.5 rush yards per game (179 total). Mathews had career-best in rush yards (120) & TDs (3) in last game vs. Den…RB MIKE TOLBERT leads AFC RBs with 25 catches this season. Has 15 TDs (13 rush, 2 receiving) in past 18 games…WR VINCENT JACKSON posted 2nd 100-yard receiving game of season last week (108). Jackson averages 18.7 yards per catch this year (20 rec., 374 yards)…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS has 3 sacks in past 3 vs. Broncos. LB LARRY ENGLISH had career-high 2 sacks last week…S ERIC WEDDLE aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT…Rookie CB MARCUS GILCHRIST (2nd round, No. 50) recorded 1st career INT last week. CB ANTOINE CASON has 2 career INTs vs. Broncos…BRONCOS: Have won 14 of past 20 at home vs. Chargers…In 2 career starts against SD, QB KYLE ORTON has completed 44 of 67 passes (65.7 pct.) for 446 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 93.3 passer rating. Orton (49) needs TD pass to reach 50 with Broncos. RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 4 rush TDs in past 3 against SD. McGahee recorded 2nd 100-yard rush game of season (103) last week & 25th of career…WR BRANDON LLOYD aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD vs. Chargers. Lloyd recorded 1st 100-yard receiving game (136) of season last week. WR ERIC DECKER tied career-high with 2 TD catches last week & has 4 TD rec. in past 3 games. Decker had TD catch in last game vs. SD…TE DANIEL FELLS posted 1st TD catch as Bronco last week. Rookie LB VON MILLER (No. 2 overall) aims for 4th consecutive game with sack & has NFL rookie-high of 4 sacks…Rookie S RAHIM MOORE (2nd round, No. 45) registered 1st INT of career last week. CB CHAMP BAILEY has 4 career INTs vs. Chargers…LB WESLEY WOODYARD leads team with 34 tackles this season.


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