The Denver Broncos offense looked deflated in their 27-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Wes “Third Down Man” Welker sat out due to a concussion, and the team certainly could have used him as they went 2-for-9 on third down.
In Welker’s absence, sixth-year man Andre “Bubba” Caldwell stepped up big and lead the team with 6 catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
Caldwell hauled in a 15-yard reception to put the first points up on the scoreboard. Then he grabbed another 15-yard pass to open the fourth quarter.
“I knew it was going to be expanded a little bit, but I didn’t know exactly how much I was going to be in there and how many passes I was going to get thrown,” Caldwell said of his role. “I think they saw that I had a good matchup and they kept going to it.”
Caldwell wasn’t the only Bronco who had a career-game in the loss. Rookie defensive tackle Sylvester Williams recorded the first sack of his NFL career in the first quarter. Williams also had 5 tackles and a quarterback hit.
Of course these career games mean nothing without the win.
“Yeah, I’m happy with my performance, but there’s no moral victories here,” Caldwell said.