Here we are in the open-air press box of Qualcomm Stadium. It’s a gorgeous day in San Diego — the sky almost matches the retro powder blue uniforms the Chargers are sporting.
Both teams are on the field warming up as we’re about 45 minutes from kickoff.
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INACTIVES: With 52 players on the active roster as opposed to the typical 53, the Broncos have just six players inactive for today’s game.
COIN TOSS: The Broncos won the toss and elected to defer, and the Chargers will receive to start the game. Ryan Clady served as the Broncos’ gameday captain, along with team captains Chris Kuper, Willis McGahee — in his first game as a captain — Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins and Wesley Woodyard.
PREGAME PHOTOS: Take a look at pregame warmups from the field level courtesy of team photographer Eric Lars Bakke.
CHARGERS TAKE 3-0 LEAD: A 53-yard field goal by Nick Novak — his career long — gave the Chargers an early, 3-0 lead.
BRONCOS STARTERS: Here’s a quick look at who started for the Broncos on both offense and defense.
INJURY UPDATE: Cassius Vaughn is questionable to return with an ankle injury.
GATES TD MAKES IT 10-0: A 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates finished off a 15-play drive with a Chargers touchdown to bring the score to 10-0.
DUMERVIL TAKES DOWN RIVERS: Elvis Dumervil has now notched a sack in four straight games, having just taken down Philip Rivers.
TEBOW PUTS BRONCOS ON THE BOARD: With the half winding down, Tebow threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker to bring the Broncos within three points, as the Chargers lead 10-7 going into halftime.
NOVAK HITS ANOTHER FG: A 25-yard field goal by Nick Novak gave the Chargers a 13-7 lead.
PRATER NARROWS DEFICIT: A 41-yard Matt Prater field goal capped off an 11-play drive to bring the score to 13-10 in favor of the Chargers.
NOVAK MISSES FIELD GOAL: The Chargers looked to answer Prater’s field goal right away, but Nick Novak missed a 48-yard field goal wide right to keep the Broncos within three points.
MILLER-DUMERVIL CONTINUE TO SHINE: For the fourth consecutive game, linebacker Von Miller and defensive end Elvis Dumervil split sacks.
PRATER TIES THE GAME: Broncos kicker Matt Prater ties the game with a 24-yard field goal with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter.
HEADED TO OT: The Broncos and Chargers are headed to overtime after San Diego ran out the clock to end regulation.
NOVAK MISS GIVES BRONCOS GOOD FIELD POSITON: Nick Novak misses a 53-yard field goal attempt in overtime, giving the Broncos the ball on their own 43-yard line with 2:36 left in the game.
BRONCOS WIN IT IN OVERTIME: Matt Prater drilled a 37-yard attempt to give the Broncos a 16-13 overtime victory.
Tags: Gameday Coverage, San Diego Chargers, Week 12