Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers did not look good on offense in the game. At least not until the final quarter of the game. With Ryan Mathews a non-factor in the game because of an injury, the Chargers offense could not get going for the first 3 quarters of the game.
The defense was able to keep the team around and forced turnovers in the game, but the offense could not make plays until it was too late.
Keenan Allen had a big game, but he wasn’t involved until the final quarter of the game. He still put up big numbers in the game and scored a pair of touchdowns. It just was a little too late.
The defense made some big plays, but they were on the field for a long time and were unable to stop the Broncos on third down. There were multiple times where the Chargers were drawn offsides. The defense was unable to get a stop on 3rd and 17 in the final quarter in order to give the offense one more opportunity. A dropped interception in the first quarter could have flipped things around also.
It was a fun run while it lasted, but we just came up short in the end. Time to look toward next season.