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Rivers, Chargers hand Broncos rare home loss

Rivers, Chargers hand Broncos rare home loss

Philip Rivers outplayed Peyton Manning, and the San Diego Chargers sprung a 27-20 upset Thursday night over the Denver Broncos.
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  • Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers

    Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers

    ESPN.com chargers.com Dec 12, 2013
    DENVER -- A few thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 27-20 win over the Denver Broncos. What it means: The Chargers gave the Broncos their first home loss of the season, and now are 6-2 at Sports Authority Field since 2006. With the win, San Diego scratc…
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  • Peyton Manning continues his march toward touchdown record

    Peyton Manning continues his march toward touchdown record

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2013
    Peyton Manning is closing in on taking the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season back from Tom Brady. On the first drive of Thursday night’s Chargers-Broncos game, Manning marched Denver’s offense down the field on a drive that culminated in …
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  • Quarter by quarter: Bolts 27, Broncos 20

    Quarter by quarter: Bolts 27, Broncos 20

    signonsandiego.com Dec 12, 2013
    The Chargers defense dominated the Broncos, forcing four three-and-outs in a row.
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  • Champ Bailey inactive, Eddie Royal active for Broncos vs. Charg…

    Champ Bailey inactive, Eddie Royal active for Broncos vs. Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2013
    The Broncos are without Champ Bailey for tonight’s game against the Chargers. Bailey, the veteran cornerback who was listed as questionable with a foot injury, is inactive tonight. It will be the 11th game Bailey has missed this season. Chargers receive…
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  • Should Bolts take D-lineman with 1st pick?

    Should Bolts take D-lineman with 1st pick?

    signonsandiego.com Dec 12, 2013
    Kevin Acee and Eddie Brown take an early look at the 2014 NFL draft
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  • Go Live on the Field at Mile High

    Go Live on the Field at Mile High

    chargers.com Dec 12, 2013
    Get a live, one-of-a-kind look at the team tonight in Denver before the game.
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  • As Meetings end, bullpen help remains priority

    As Meetings end, bullpen help remains priority

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2013
    The Padres talked all week about improving their bullpen, explaining their need for at least one left-hander and someone who can pitch in the late innings to set up closer Huston Street. With the Winter Meetings over, they still have the same goals in m…
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  • Mike Mayock: "Win the Turnover Battle"

    Mike Mayock: "Win the Turnover Battle"

    chargers.com Dec 12, 2013
    NFL Network's Mike Mayock weighs in on the match between the Chargers and Broncos.
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  • Previewing Broncos-Bolts

    Previewing Broncos-Bolts

    CNNSI.com Dec 12, 2013
    On December 12th's Pro Football Now: co-hosts Maggie Gray and Amani Toomer and NFL senior writer Don Banks discuss the Thursday night match-up between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos.
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  • Terrance Knighton not happy about playing on Thursday night

    Terrance Knighton not happy about playing on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2013
    Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will play tonight against the Chargers, but he’s not happy about it. Knighton is among the many NFL players who have spoken out against the league’s practice of having regular Thursday night games, saying that …
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  • Chargers-Broncos positional breakdown

    Chargers-Broncos positional breakdown

    signonsandiego.com Dec 12, 2013
    A position-by-position look at the Chargers' matchup with Denver on Thursday.
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  • Astros deal Rule 5 pick Schuster to Padres

    Astros deal Rule 5 pick Schuster to Padres

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2013
    The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass from the Padres in exchange for the top pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, which wound up being left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster.
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  • Manti Te’o is growing into his role with Chargers

    Manti Te’o is growing into his role with Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2013
    Enough time has passed that Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o is no longer necessarily a punch line. He’s also turned enough pages on the calendar that he doesn’t always look like a rookie. The second-rounder from Notre Dame is beginning to show signs that…
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  • Video - San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy applauds team's defensive effort 01:50

    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy applauds team's defensive effort

    Dec 12
    Alex Flanagan catches up with San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and running back Ryan Mathews after the team's 27-20 victory against the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - Week 15: Chargers vs. Broncos highlights 02:28

    Week 15: Chargers vs. Broncos highlights

    Dec 12
    Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers use a balanced offensive attack and stout defense to defeat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 27-20 in Week 15 of NFL action.
  • Video - Week 15: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers highlights 01:17

    Week 15: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers highlights

    Dec 12
    San Diego Chargers quarterback throws for 166 yards and two touchdowns to help his team upset the Denver Broncos 27-20 on Thursday night.
  • Video - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning intercepted by San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser 00:40

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning intercepted by San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser

    Dec 12
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is picked off by San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser in the fourth quarter in what turned out to be a shocking Chargers upset win on "Thursday Night Football."

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: NFL Week 15 picks

    Dec 12
    Quarterback calls. Sometimes I think coaching in the NFL is all about quarterback calls all the time. Green Bay has to decide if its injured starter will be ready in time to save the season. Chicago has to decide if it's better to stick with the hot han…
  • They're Dangerous, and Knocking on the Door

    Dec 12
    They're Dangerous, and Knocking on the Door
  • New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors talking trade again

    Dec 12
    The Raptors, fresh off the weekend deal that dispatched Rudy Gay to Sacramento, are trying to construct a trade that routes point guard Kyle Lowry to the Knicks, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
  • NBA: Coast to Coast -- Competitive balance: How do we fix it?

    Dec 12
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss ways to make the league more competitive.