Not unlike the Cowboys in Week 1, Denver managed to get the job done with a solid but unspectacular offense and a strong defense. Quarterback Trevor Siemian finished 17-of-28 for 219 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while C.J. Anderson gained 81 yards on 20 carries during their team’s 24-21 victory over the Chargers. Wide receiver Bennie Fowler III hauled in each of Siemian’s scoring strikes despite finishing with just three receptions for 21 yards. On the other side of the ball, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes but accumulated only 192 yards through the air. He was also picked off once. The Broncos were dominating through three quarters, leading 24-7, before holding on while being outscored 14-0 in the fourth.
“It was a little bit too exciting,” linebacker Von Miller noted, “but a win is a win.”
“You hold a team with a quarterback like that to under 200 yards passing, you’re going to win some games,” cornerback Chris Harris Jr. added.