The Broncos entered halftime with a 17-7 lead over the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Quarterback Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns — one to Demaryius Thomas and one to Brandon Stokley — and the Denver defense enjoyed a stellar first-half performance. It allowed San Diego to gain just 54 total yards to the Broncos’ 216 and held the Chargers rushing attack to 8 yards on an average of 0.7 yards per carry.
Overall, San Diego gained just 1.9 yards per play.
The Denver defense forced Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense to go 0-for-8 on third downs, marking 23 straight third-down stops dating back to Week 9 at Cincinnati.