4:22 P.M. MDT: With a 31-point deficit and the stands clearing out — I would estimate that there’s barely 20,000 people still in the stands — the updates here will be a little less frequent as I work on the game recap. I’ll post here from time to time … and you are encouraged, as always, to share your thoughts on the proceeedings below.
4:27 P.M. MDT: Boos followed a Broncos three-and-out … almost nothing has gone right for the Broncos today.
4:30 P.M. MDT: There’s a bright spot … the maligned special teams gets a play as Tony Scheffler blocks a Mike Scifres punt, givin gthe Broncos the football at the San Diego 22 with 11:19 remaining.
4:33 P.M. MDT: With fourth down, Cutler keeps it and doesn’t get the needed yardage, picking up 2 yards on fourth-and-4 … San Diego retakes possession at its 14-yard-line with 10:26 left.
4:36 P.M. MDT: From bad to worse … Michael Turner sprints 74 yards up the left sideline to put the Chargers in front 41-3.
4:46 P.M. MDT: Broncos managing to get some drives downfield today … but a second fourth down of the quarter fails, and the Chargers now have the ball at their 33 with 5:55 left.
4:57 P.M. MDT: Broncos making a last-chance effort to pierce the end zone for the first time today … The grandstands are desolate; frankly, it looks as though there’s an hour before kickoff rather than 1:27 remaining in the game. There’s a myriad of questions to answer and problems to solve for the Broncos … and perhaps the bye week is the best chance to do that, to reassess and start fresh. At this point, few things could help the Broncos more.
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