In a Short Week, Broncos Make Quick Work of Chargers

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Oct 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Last night the Denver Broncos took a commanding 1.5 game lead in the AFC West and asserted their status as the best team in not only the AFC, but in all of the NFL.

Right now, the Broncos are in cruise control.

Denver has trounced three straight of the league’s top teams and are only getting better. In all phases of the game they’ve not missed a beat since losing in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks in Week Three.

Their defense looks to be the fiercest the Broncos have had in some time. Offensively, they’re a much more improved machine than last year. Despite setting records left, right and sideways in 2013, there was little consistency and really no balance on a game-to-game basis.

The Super Bowl favorites have been dominating stiff competition lately. A prime time showdown against their divisional foe proved to be no different.

The San Diego Chargers put up a good fight on Thursday Night Football, but were simply no match for the class of the NFL.

How did the Broncos dispatch one of their sternest rivals Thursday night? Let’s take a look.