After facing a 24-0 deficit at halftime, the Denver Broncos rallied for 35 consecutive points in the second half to beat the San Diego Chargers on the road, 35-24.
Included in the rally were two defensive touchdowns. The first one came on a strip-sack by defensive end Elvis Dumervil, as cornerback Tony Carter picked it up and ran 65 yards for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 10 points at 24-14. It was the first touchdown of Carter’s career, and he later recorded his first career interception.
Cornerback Chris Harris provided the knockout blow in the fourth quarter with his second interception of the game, which he returned for a touchdown. Harris’ pick-six made the score 35-24 with just more than two minutes left in the game.
Peyton Manning finished 24-of-30 passing for 309 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. The touchdowns were to wide receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Brandon Stokley, respectively.
The win tied for the largest comeback in team history, and it was only the fifth time in NFL history a team has overcome a 24-point halftime deficit and went on to win.
It was also the largest halftime comeback in the history of Monday Night Football, and the largest of Manning’s career.
Denver now sits at 3-3, tied for the division lead with the Chargers.