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About Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers

While it may not be the oldest, fiercest or the most famous, the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers rivalry is nevertheless one of the most watched contests in the NFL. In their 56-year history, the Broncos have more victories over the Chargers than any other team. This rivalry exists due to the fact that both teams play in the AFC West Division. Since 1960, when the American Football League (AFL) was established, the two teams have shared the same division. They were first placed in the AFL Western Conference and then when the AFL-NFL merged, in the AFC West Division.

Despite not being a historic rivalry, the two teams have played some outstanding games. Here are a few memorable moments from those games.

Broncos – Chargers: Memorable Moments

It was Dennis Smith’s Day – It was November 17, 1985, and the two teams were playing at Bronco's Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game had gone into overtime and the Chargers had lined up for a game-winning field goal. However, Broncos safety Dennis Smith blocked the kick. The over excited Broncos crowd gasped when the play came back, as a timeout was called right before the play. The Chargers lined up again and interestingly Smith blocked the kick again. And that’s not all. Broncos Louis Wright recovered the ball and returned it for a 60-yard TD. The Broncos won the game 30-24.

One of the Greatest Come Backs Ever – The Broncos played a memorable offensive game on October 15, 2012. Up till halftime, they were trailing the Chargers 24-0 and then Peyton Manning happened. He and his offensive line scored 35 consecutive points to win the game 35-24. Manning’s 309 yards and three TDs turned the game on its head.

Broncos and Chargers Head-to-Head Record

Here is how the Denver Broncos have performed against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Games Played Wins Losses Tied Games Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
114 63 50 1 0.557 2447 2453

The two teams have also met in the playoffs, but only once. Broncos won that contest too. The Broncos biggest win over the Chargers is 38-3 on December 21, 1997. For the Chargers their biggest win over the Broncos is 58-20 on December 22, 1963.

Broncos and Chargers - Hall of Famers

The Chargers may have lost more games to the Broncos, but their Hall of Fame list certainly makes up for it. Some of the most famous Chargers are,

Johnny Unitas – A record-setting QB, Unitas has consistently been listed amongst the greatest football players of all time.

Lance Alworth –Alworth was a seven-time AFL All-Star player who won Super Bowl VI.

John Mackey –A five-time Pro Bowler, Mackey won Super Bowl V.

The Denver Broncos have also had many exceptional players on their roster. Here are a few of them.

John Elway – One of the greatest QBs in the NFL history. Elway’s 98-yard, game-tying TD went down in football history as The Drive.

Terrell Davis – Despite retiring in 2002, Davis still holds the record for Denver’s all-time leading rusher.

Shannon Sharpe – Sharpe was the first tight end in the NFL to amass over 10,000 receiving yards. He won two Super Bowls with the Broncos.

Watch the AFC West Rivalry in action this season

If you are interested in watching the Broncos and the Chargers game in-person, then you can get your Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers tickets here. Make sure to check the team’s 2024 NFL schedule and also Dignity Health Sports Park and Sports Authority Field at Mile High seating charts. This will help you select the best seats in the stadium. Just a reminder, cheap Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers tickets are available here.

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