Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sports

Broncos 17, Chargers 3

Broncos cozy in San Diego 'home'

SAN DIEGO — Brock Osweiler and the Broncos felt right at home in San Diego from the minute they came out for pregame warmups and saw all the orange-clad fans.

Then they got a remarkably easy victory over the hapless Chargers.

Osweiler threw a 3-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas on the game's opening drive and Danny Trevathan intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it 25 yards for a score to lead Denver.

"Oh my gosh it was unbelievable how much orange," said Osweiler, who is 3-0 since he took over for the injured Peyton Manning. "They have no idea how much that means to us."

The Broncos closed in on their fifth straight AFC West crown. San Diego took its fifth straight home loss and its fifth consecutive against division foes. This isn't the first time the Chargers — publicly lobbying for a move to Los Angeles — have felt like the road team in their own stadium.

"We've gotten used to it, unfortunately, and us not winning doesn't help," Rivers said. "That is a bad combination."

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