3 stats that stood out in Denver Broncos win vs Chargers
The Denver Broncos had a convincing win against the Los Angeles Chargers and these stats helped lead the way.
The Denver Broncos defeated their division rival Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday by a score of 28-13. It was a win the team desperately needed. It was a win that Vic Fangio desperately needed.
Several players stood out for the team, including a couple of rookies. George Paton looks like he made some pretty great picks in his first year as the general manager.
The big question now is, if the Broncos continue to find ways to win, will head coach Vic Fangio avoid the chopping block? We’ll find that out in just over a month.
Here are three stats that I feel stood out in the team’s win against the Chargers, featuring several rookies.
Denver Broncos key stats vs. Chargers: Patrick Surtain’s two interceptions
Boy, has Patrick Surtain ever shined for the Denver Broncos.
Surtain was the ninth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers was proof of what the former Alabama star really is.
Surtain had two interceptions of Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, including one pick-six.
Surtain’s first interception came at the beginning of the fourth quarter. It was a beautiful read of Justin Herbert’s eyes in the end zone, preventing a Chargers touchdown. Surtain was touched down in the end zone, which, by rule, placed the ball at the 20-yard line to start the next Broncos offensive drive.
The Broncos cruised down the field with ease with help of the ground game and a roughing the passer penalty by the Chargers.
The end result of the play was a short-yardage touchdown reception to tight end Eric Saubert.