Some of the most interesting things in Denver Broncos history have happened against the Chargers, and while all these facts are readily available and thus no new information is presented here, I do think it is notable to consider a few things that have happened over the previous 47 years of play.
Tobin Rote was the Chargers quarterback when they began in 1960, in Los Angleles, and he actually ended his great career as a part-time player for the Broncos.
The only time Denver has ever scored 50 points in a game in franchise history was in 1962 against the Chargers. John McCormick was the quarterback and Gene Mingo kicked five field goals for the Broncos in that game.
And in spite of having some of the league’s greatest offensive teams in the John Elway years, the Broncos have never again scored 50 points in a game.
Of the 17 shutouts the Broncos have ever posted in a Bronco win, a franchise high six have come against the Chargers.
And of the nine times when the Broncos have failed to score in a game, three of those have been recorded by the Chargers, also a Denver high.
So the Chargers have been involved in nine of the 26 total Bronco shutout games. Just an oddity.