And then everything went wrong. I am not sure what happened in that locker room, but somehow the Chargers relaxed. That is what a 24-point lead can do to a team, especially when the other guys (the Broncos) had lost three of their previous four games. By the way, those three losses came against the Falcons, Texans and Patriots.
Alexander has had five surgeries on his left knee dating back to his sophomore year in college. His fourth came after an injury at the 2010 Senior Bowl, and made him an undrafted commodity. The fifth happened early in his rookie year with St. Louis, and a bum hamstring got him cut this training camp.
Peyton Manning, for one. Believing he and the Broncos could win big together, the Brainy One turned down the 49ers and several other clubs last winter to sign John Elway’s five-year $96 million offer, $18 million of which was guaranteed.
The San Diego Chargers prepare for their most important game of the season Sunday when they travel to Denver to take on their division rivals, the Broncos. It’s technically not a must-win game for the Bolts, but it’s as close as they can get. A win pulls them within one game of the Broncos and improves their AFC West record to 4-1. A loss drops them three games behind, and with Denver holding the tie-breaker, it would actually make it a four game deficit with only six games remaining.