Dec 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs the ball as San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Andrew Gachkar (59) defends during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers will be engaging in another AFC West clash. It marks the first time that the Broncos and Chargers meet up this season, with the second meeting to take place in Week 17.
Both the Broncos and Chargers are long time rivals dating back to the AFL days when the Chargers used to play in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961.
The Broncos currently hold a 61-49-1 lead in the series. The Broncos have dominated the series as of lately, having won seven of the last eight meetings. These two teams have been the dominating members of the AFC West for a period of time.
Both teams have been in the thick of the division race for quite a few years. However, this year is different this time around. The Chargers have dealt with the bad end of close games and injuries. The Broncos have done their part behind a strong defense. And the play of Osweiler has given this team new hope.
For the first part of this two part series, I will cover the best games that the Broncos played against the Chargers on the road. The home part of this segment will be covered prior to their Week 17 matchup in January.
Let us look into what I think were the best games on the road for the Broncos all time.
#5- November 4th, 1962
The Denver Broncos traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers in Balboa Stadium. This was the venue that the Chargers played their home games in the AFL until they moved to Qualcomm Stadium in the late 1960s.
This game would be well known for the Broncos coming back from a 20-7 deficit and obtaining their first road win against the Chargers.
The Broncos would jump out to a 7-0 lead on a Donnie Stone touchdown run. Then the Chargers seemed to take control as they would score 20 unanswered points with George Blair converting on two field goals and two touchdown passes from John Hadl. One of the passes was a 72 yard touchdown to Jerry Robinson.
Not willing to give up, the Broncos constructed some magic on the road. They would start things off with another Stone touchdown that would cut the lead to 20-14. Then in the 4th quarter, Stone would catch a pass from Frank Tripucka and take it 13 yards to give the Broncos a 21-20 lead.
The Broncos would tack on two more points via safety to give the Broncos a 23-20 win.
Next: November 14th, 1976