Broncos hold off Chargers' comeback attempt in wild MNF finish

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He tries again. It glances off Harris' hand. And he managed to get a piece of the ball.

Shelby Harris blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt off the foot of Los Angeles Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo to escape with a 24-21 win.

With two minutes left, Rivers marched the Chargers into field goal position with the hopes of overtime. "It's like a craft".

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"Everybody in the stands was getting ready to leave", Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said.

"First charged timeout, San Diego". "He just told me that I'd love it, and so far it's been great".

Oakland is set to face the New York Jets while the Chargers will look to bounce back from their loss by facing the Miami Dolphins. The Chargers, now under Anthony Lynn, are trying to win the division for the first time since 2009. "But like I said, it feels good to win and beat a divisional opponent at home, and then go back and say, 'Hey, shoot, we can fix some of these things, too'". Things were looking good until the last 12 minutes of the game, when Denver was unable to convert a trip into the red zone. Then the offense started to putter out and the defense began to give up big plays.

Koo nailed the kick on his first attempt.

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I see this going down in a very similar fashion to last year's Thursday night game, which was a defensive grind out. Siemian passed for 219 yards with two touchdowns, an interception and a rushing touchdown for Denver.

He certainly could've done a better job closing out the night for the Broncos, but Siemian finished with a 94.1 passer rating and that's a number Denver can be happy with.

He got plenty of help as the day went on, with more established players like Star Lotulelei, Julius Peppers and Thomas Davis also delivering big hits on Hoyer that helped fuel a season-opening victory for the Panthers over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. Twelve plays later, the former seventh-round pick out of Northwestern found the end zone, zipping a five-yard pass to Bennie Logan III. However, two plays later, Jamaal Charles got stripped by Korey Toomer. Safeties Darian Stewart and Justin Simmons wreaked havoc when they approached the line of scrimmage. Chargers?being in Los Angeles.

TIGHT END TRIO: The Broncos got the most out of their tight ends, who combined for 98 yards receiving.

Denver had a first-and-goal at the Chargers 1-yard line but settled for a 20-yard field goal by Brandon McManus on the final play of the third quarter after Los Angeles' defense stuffed two runs and forced a third-down incompletion. Still, though, Siemian needs to improve if the Broncos are going to make it back to the playoffs. Dak Prescott completed 24 of 49 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cowboys.

The Chargers tied it up on the next drive as Philip Rivers threw a 11-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon to start the second quarter.

On the re-do, Harris, who made the team because of a rash of injuries along the D-line, sliced through and got his right hand on the kick.

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