Broncos Buck Chargers

(San Diego, CA) -- Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes and the Broncos built a 22-point lead on their way to a 28-20 win over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Demaryius Thomas caught three of those TDs for Denver. The Broncos won with Jack Del Rio serving as interim head coach, as John Fox watched the game from his home in North Carolina after his recent heart surgery. Thomas caught seven passes for 108 yards and tight end Julius Thomas added three catches for 96 yards and a TD. Manning completed 25-of-36 passes for 330 yards as the Broncos improved to 8-and-1. Denver's defense sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers four times. Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews scored touchdowns for San Diego, which is 4-and-5.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says he knew they would need to score on the few possessions they got.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says it was big to get points before halftime.
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas says he's happy to contribute to the offense.
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas says Jack Del Rio did a nice job stepping in for John Fox.
Chargers head coach Mike McCoy says they couldn't contain Demaryius Thomas.
Chargers head coach Mike McCoy says they had a ton of small mishaps that killed their chances.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says they didn't do enough offensively.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says they coughed up a few red zone chances.