Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell (12) scores a touchdown as San Diego Chargers defensive back Jahleel Addae (37) defends in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

WR Andre Caldwell Has Career Game In Broncos Loss to the Chargers

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.

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