The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers meet once again in this AFC West rivalry. What are some of the best games that these two teams have played in recent history?
Here we are. It is the final regular season game of the season for both these teams. And both are headed in opposite directions.
For the Chargers, it will be their final game of the 2015 season. And perhaps it could be the last time that San Diego is in front of their name.
For the Broncos, they are playoff bound and will be looking to lock up their fifth straight AFC West title and advancing to the divisional round.
No matter how this shapes up, when it comes to playing a divisional opponent, the Chargers will most likely give the Broncos all they can handle in this game.
With the Broncos win over the Chargers in Week 13, the all-time series lead now sits at 62-49-1.
These two teams have played in some entertaining games and we are going to take a look at some of the best games. For this piece, we will be looking at the five games that I thought were the best played when the Broncos were the home team.
Without further ado, here are my five best games of all time between the Broncos and Chargers in Denver.
#5- December 27th, 1987
The Denver Broncos shut out the San Diego Chargers, preventing a single score as they went on to win the game by a score of 24-0. The interesting part of this game is that the Broncos scored a handful of their points in the first and fourth quarter.
Another key thing to point out in this game was that 18 of the Broncos’ 24 points came by virtue of their defense or special teams. A 71 yard punt return by Kevin Clark and a 52 yard interception return for a touchdown by Ricky Hunley was the scoring from the unit.
The only offensive score for the Broncos was on a one yard run by Sammy Winder.
If you thought this year’s defense is great, in this game, the Broncos defense forced three fumbles and intercepted the Chargers five times. Talk about making plays.
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