Particular groups performed the least-exciting position within the Broncos’ 31-30 win over the Los Angeles Chargers however succeeded in a most-important second.
The specialists and returners didn’t make any spectacular performs like Phillip Lindsay’s 55-yard landing run, Bryce Callahan’s interception on a soar ball in the long run zone, DaeSean Hamilton’s 40-yard catch and run to the tip zone or KJ Hamler’s game-tying landing catch as time expired. Brandon McManus did, nevertheless, convert the additional level that gave the Broncos the win as a substitute of heading to time beyond regulation.
McManus was an ideal 4 for 4 on point-after-touchdown makes an attempt and added a 35-yard subject purpose that opened the scoring 5 minutes into the sport.
Between the 2 kicks got here loads of pleasure, first for the Chargers who opened a 24-3 lead and later for the Broncos, which scored 4 touchdowns within the ultimate 21:06 of the sport.
The play that improved the Broncos to 3-4 with zeros on the clock got here on particular groups, although.
“We’re a bunch of fighters,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio mentioned. “We play arduous, we play bodily and we play for one another. We’re going to play as a workforce, one for all, all for one, and we needed to hold doing that. If we made a pair performs and had a pair stops, we may get it turned and we did that.”
Elsewhere on particular groups, Sam Martin averaged 54.2 yards per punt on six makes an attempt. His lengthy was 69 yards and considered one of his kicks pressured the Chargers to begin a drive inside their very own 10 after reserve cornerback Davontae Harris tackled Chargers returner KJ Hill Jr. on the 9-yard line. Broncos punt returner Bryce Callahan picked up 8 yards on his solely return, whereas Tyrie Cleveland gained 23 yards on his lone kickoff return.