Broncos vs. Chargers Series History
October 6th, 2011 - 8:57am by Stuart Zaas
Denver and San Diego will meet for the 103rd time on Sunday, marking the most common regular-season matchup for the Broncos. All-time, Denver is 54-47-1 (.534), including a 35-14-1 (.710) record at home against San Diego.
When the teams played one another for the first time, the Chargers franchise was still located in Los Angeles. The Chargers won that game 23-19 on Oct. 16, 1960 in Denver. The matchups have remained close throughout the teams’ history as the Chargers average 21.8 points per game to the Broncos’ 21.1 in the series.
Denver hopes to end a three-game losing streak to San Diego, having last won 34-23 on Oct., 19, 2009 in San Diego.
Notable performances against the Chargers:
CB Champ Bailey: In 14 games vs. San Diego, Bailey has totaled 73 tackles to go with four interceptions (one touchdown), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 14 pass breakups.
DE Elvis Dumervil: Made five tackles and two sacks with one forced fumble at San Diego (10/19/09).
WR Eddie Royal became just the second Bronco and 11th player in NFL history to return a punt (71 yds.) and a kickoff (93 yds.) for a score in the same game at S.D. (10/19/09).
CB André Goodman: Posted the lone sack of his NFL career at San Diego (10/19/09).
S Brian Dawkins: Forced four fumbles in six career games against the Chargers.
WR Eric Decker caught his first career touchdown pass vs. San Diego (1/2/11).
Denver-San Diego Roster Connections
QB Kyle Orton took snaps from Chargers C Nick Hardwick at Purdue.
Some interesting roster connections between the Broncos and Chargers courtesy of research done by Public Relations Intern Cydney Ricker:
San Diego Secondary Coach Steve Wilks coached the defensive backs at Notre Dame during S David Bruton’s sophomore season.
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson hails from Colorado Springs, Colo. and played four seasons at the University of Northern Colorado.
San Diego TE Kory Sperry is from Vineland, Colo. and attended Colorado State University.
Broncos Head Coach John Fox coached the Chargers’ secondary in 1992 and ’93.
Tags: San Diego Chargers, Series History