Brandon McManus' objective was a 53-yard run on the finish of the allotted time, set by an extended interfering name, crowning a bruising 14-second closing and giving the Broncos a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rookie quarterback Drew Lock took his first win in Denver a month after Brandon Allen defeated Cleveland. This made the Broncos the primary group in the historical past of the league to have two quarterbacks and to win their NFL debut in the identical season.
The winner of McManus, who left the sphere simply earlier than halftime when coach Vic Fangio determined to let him attempt to rating a objective of 65 yards, was arrange by a 38-yard interference on Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward Jr.
Diontae Spencer scored the 26-yard drive from Denver 28 after the Chargers tied the sport at 20 on Michael Badgley's 46-yard scoring 14 seconds from time. With 9 seconds left, Lock plunged into the fitting touchline for Sutton, who caught his two landing passes in the primary quarter.
Sutton collided with Hayward and the yellow flag got here out. The Chargers vehemently mentioned the interference of the defensive move, giving the Broncos the ball on the road of 35 chargers with Three seconds to go.
The Chargers (4-8) continued to chunk the Broncos (4-8) and the officiating crew, whereas the Broncos rushed into the sphere following McManus's objective.
Philip Rivers overcame early interception, his eighth in three video games, and a 17-Three deficit with 30-yard touchdowns at Austin Ekeler and 36 yards at Keenan Allen. Rivers accomplished a 38-yard move for Mike Williams fourth and 11th in the ultimate minutes to place the Chargers inside attain for the tying objective.
Badgley missed a 55-yard objective on the left put up with 9 minutes to go after Derek Wolfe's second bag of Rivers – his greatest profession report, seventh of the season – dropped 5 yards.
McManus then made a 52-yard run with 4:26 remaining to interrupt the 17-17 tie.
With just one second left in the primary half, McManus was trying to achieve NFL report size with a clean shot. But he was recalled on the sideline after the Chargers despatched returning participant Desmond King II deep in case the kick was brief. McManus was livid, tearing his helmet and hitting him on the bottom.
After a late penalty, Lock didn’t even strive a Hail Mary, however as a substitute gave a 33-yard move to the middle of the sphere at Sutton, which was tackled at 20.
When they got here out after halftime, McManus was lined up on the actual location and kicked drive by way of the studs in the North End Zone. .
Lock rapidly ignited Denver's jarring attack and rattled the gang regardless of practically 20,000 empty seats. After lacking his first move and scoring three objectives in the primary Denver pitch, Luck made two assists for Sutton for a 14-Zero lead.
Sutton's first was a seizure with a 26-yard hand, whereas his second, a 5-yard reception, was arrange by the interception of rookie recruit Dre Mont Jones on the Chargers 18 .
Josey Jewell gave Lock his second brief discipline when he smothered Troymaine Pope's punt in Los Angeles 21 in the second quarter. McManus did it 17-3.
Broncos: RG Ron Leary left with a concussion in the fourth quarter. … Wolfe got here out after getting damage on his elbow whereas he was 2:22. Von Miller's 95-game shedding streak was interrupted after his left knee harm.
Chargers: Visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on December eighth.
Broncos: go to the Houston Texans on December eighth.
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