The former TCU star identified a matchup he wanted to go to at the snap, seeing the 6-foot-2 Brandon LaFell working in the slot against 5-11 Ravens safety Lardarius Webb. The problem is that there just wasn’t enough space for LaFell to create any separation, and Dalton tried to force in a fade, even though LaFell was well-covered. Dalton stared down that side of the field for the entire play, so C.J. Mosley had no trouble undercutting the pass for an easy interception.
Dalton, a seventh-year quarterback, would later turn the ball over again on a third down in the red zone, as he held on to the ball too long and gave Suggs enough time to rush past Cedric Ogbuehi for a strip sack that Michael Pierce recovered. Again, this is a mistake you only typically see from inexperienced quarterbacks; either Dalton’s internal clock should be telling him the ball needs to get out or he needs to feel the pressure from Suggs and get to safety.
The last play of the third quarter was a 20-yard Brandon McManus field goal to cap a monstrous 14-play, 78-yard Broncos drive that burned 8:16 off the clock. While Denver stretched its lead, Los Angeles got a mini win in holding the Broncos to a 24-7, Broncos.
Broncos guard Ronald Leary was being evaluated for a possible concussion. A concussion later was confirmed, and he was ruled out for the rest of the game.
A couple plays after an apparent C.J. Anderson touchdown was called back due to an illegal shift penalty, the Broncos found paydirt in the form of a 6-yard Trevor Siemian pass to Bennie Fowler, the pair’s second TD connection of the game. Denver was able to get six points off its pick of Philip Rivers seven Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys plays earlier. 21-7, Broncos.
Turnover. The first takeaway of the game was a Bradley Roby interception of a Philip Rivers Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality pass (intended for Keenan Allen) on the third play from scrimmage in the third quarter. The Broncos took over on the Chargers’ 43-yard line.