The OL didn’t get him killed
The Los Angeles Chargers have one of the best pass rush duos in the NFL in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. They also have a first-round pick on the defensive line in Jerry Tillery and got back one of the best blitzing defensive backs Derwin James back off of injured reserve.
The Chargers had no sacks in this game.
It wasn’t that the offensive line was perfect — they weren’t — but there were a lot of people in Broncos Country doubting whether or not there was any point to starting Lock this season behind the Broncos’ current offensive line.
Their reasoning was that Lock would get killed behind the line that has been porous all season, especially at left tackle with Garett Bolles struggling badly in his third season with the team.
Although Lock was pressured at times, the offensive line did its job and Lock showed good mobility and pocket poise in this one and left the game with a relatively clean uniform in terms of taking hits in the pocket.
The offensive line is not a finished product but having a quarterback who understands how to find hot receivers, avoid pressure while keeping his eyes downfield, and using his legs when necessary is a good neutralizer.