Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) scores at touchdown by jumping over over Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) and strong safety Mike Adams (20) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Something About That Thin Air in Denver


There is something about that thin air in Denver. The ball flies through the air with ease out there and players seem to get a little extra hang time when they choose to leap.

Just take a look at Eric Weddle and how long he was hanging in the air to knock down the pass from Peyton Manning:

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Weddle was flying.

And then we had Keenan Allen leaping over the defender to spark the Chargers scoring. That play was phenomenal!

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) eludes Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams (20) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) to score on a 19-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I want to play some basketball out in Denver. I am pretty sure I can dunk out there. 360-windmills all day!

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Weddle must have been training with strength shoes lately man I had no idea he had those kinda hops. KA’s 1st TD catch should get play of the year, talk about a guy knowing he is going to score and does anything possible to get the TD. Jumps over one guy and plows the other back into the endzone, man he made those dudes look dumb.

  • tubbs45

    Looked like moreno was doing some sort of ballet hold. Man weddle was all over the field last night.

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Hey, this will seem weird, but that won’t stop me. Remember last year, when we would get knots in our stomach–have a feeling that the Chargers would blow it? Even coming into the game last night and during it, I didn’t have that weird disaster looming feeling like last year. It is different now.

    There is a more positive feel starting to build. Not all the way there yet. But they played like getting great draft picks was the farthest thing from their minds. They don’t believe it’s over yet.

    • Tazzster

      I don’t know Steph…. I was starting to get knots in the ole stomach when the offensive play calling got a little conservative in the second half. I was thinking, “Houston all over again!”.

      Other than that it was a great game

      • Stefanie Smith

        I think I got nervous one time. But in the old days, we were predicting disaster. We became accustomed to it. Those coaches may be pains in the asses and all that, but they have done something good here.

        Go listen to the locker room speech that Coach McCoy gave the guys. It was the best. They get along with one another–coaches, players, everyone. They like each other. You can see it.

        • veazy

          Locker room speech transcript: Ctrl + F, men.

  • Bill Nichols

    That win was even more satisfying than the KC win. Pags called a great game, everybody played their asses off. I was feeling good before the game started, absolutely zero Charger coverage pregame, looked like Denver was playing themselves. Knew that shit was going to set off Rivers and the gang. We gotta hand it to Telesco and McCoy, draft day genius’s I tell you. now let’s get rid of Cox, and build this defense. Next year, we take back the west damn it. Bolts Up!!

  • Austin Carter

    I have been critical on weddle in the past but last night was a solid game. Other than the horse collar tackle he played great along with the rest of the secondary.

  • JoseSD

    That Denver air is something, I couldn’t help but laugh after Fluker mauled some guy then they zoomed in on him and he was huffing and puffing like he has asthma, gotta say though it’s pretty disappointing to see that even in the thin air in Denver Novak still couldn’t get any touchbacks. I think they should look for a stronger leg in the offseason I doubt that Novak would even be an NFL kicker if he played somewhere other than here where half his games are played in perfect weather with almost no wind to deal with

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Weddle is on meth… only explanation for that jump. Keenan is playing like a grown-ass-man.. that is all.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Similar stuff over here in Utah. So weird when I go to places with low elevation. Must affect the game a ton for athletes (although, not to take anything away from that awesome play from Weddle, Moreno did kind of hold him up a little longer than he probably would have normally stayed. Just sayin).

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  • 619chargers4life

    Super hang time lol

  • arnie

    Fact. Lightning encounters less resistance in higher altitudes.
    Moral: Don’t play with lightning, or you get shocked.