Morning Dump: Chargers Upset Broncos

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers linebackers Manti Te

Chargers Upset Broncos to Stay in Playoff RaceNew York TimesRivers threw two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen and kept the Chargers‘ offense on the field for nearly 39 minutes in a 27-20 stunner over the Broncos, whose easy road to the A.F.C. West title and top seeding in the conference got an unexpected jolt.

Broncos lose at home to Chargers 27-20Chicago TribuneDENVER — Philip Rivers outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for two touchdowns and leading methodical drives to keep the ball away from Denver’s explosive offense as the San Diego Chargers upset the Broncos 27-20 Thursday night. Rookie wide 

Chargers puncture Broncos’ air of invincibilityChicago TribuneRyan Mathews ran for 127 yards and a touchdown and Philip Rivers tossed a pair of scores to Keenan Allen as theChargers shocked the Denver Broncos 27-20 on Thursday night. The Chargers, who snapped Denver’s 10-game AFC West winning steak, 

Chargers stun Broncos 27-20FortunePhilip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Manning on the sideline most of the game and handed the Denver Broncos and unexpected and harmful 27-20 loss Thursday night. Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen and kept 

Chargers‘ gamble pays off as Manning, Broncos stifled in 27-20 loss to San DiegoFox NewsDENVER – Mike McCoy’s gamble paid off big-time. San Diego’s coach outfoxed his mentor John Fox and handed his former pupil Peyton Manning his first divisional loss since coming to Denver as the Chargers stunned the Broncos 27-20 on Thursday night.

Chargers tame Manning; playoff hopes aliveESPN (blog)In a short week, Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano put together a masterful game plan. At times theChargers seemed like they were in Denver’s huddle, anticipating when quarterback Peyton Manning would check down or when he would audible 

Chargers are now Patriots fansU-T San DiegoEnter our pals the Pats, cuddly as robots yet San Diego’s new best friends, because they’re the one team that will play the two teams that lead the Chargers (7-7) in the wild-card scrum. So, it’s root, root, root for the Patriots (10-3) on Sunday, when