Los Angeles Chargers: Studs and duds vs. Broncos in Week 5

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The Los Angeles Chargers laid an egg, losing 20-13 to the Broncos in Week 5. These were the studs and duds from the Bolts in a disappointing effort.

It was difficult to watch the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, particularly on offense. Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense were unable to score a touchdown, despite multiple chances to score on the Broncos 1-yard line. They simply couldn’t get the job done in Week 5.

However, Los Angeles’ defense was the lone bright spot in a 20-13 losing effort against their AFC West foes. Though they gave up 20 points on the day, the defense finished the game with three sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery. Although they allowed the Broncos to score a majority of their points (14) at the start of the first quarter, they subsequently allowed six points for the rest of the game.

The Chargers’ lone interception came during the third quarter at the Broncos’ 1-yard line, giving the offense a chance to finally score a touchdown. However, the effort was in vain, as the Broncos defense immediately intercepted Rivers (for the second time) on the next play.

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With the exception of their season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts, the Chargers have displayed an inability to have success on offense when playing from behind. That’s been the case throughout the year and was once again on Sunday in Carson.

Coming out of the disappointing Week 5 loss, let’s dig into the studs and duds for the Los Angeles Chargers from an overall lackluster performance against the Broncos.