Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • DEN 397
    • 329 SD
  • Turnovers

    • DEN 1
    • 0 SD
  • Possession

    DEN SD
    38:03 21:57
  • 1st Downs

    • DEN 22
    • 20 SD

Game Information

Qualcomm Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • San Diego, CA 92108
  • Line: DEN -7.0
Attendance: 68,847
97%
Capacity: 71,294
Referees: Tony Corrente
11/10/2013 Associated Press

Manning, Broncos win 1st game without Fox

Peyton Manning threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns, three to Demaryius Thomas, as he efficiently led the Denver Broncos to a 28-20 victory against San Diego on Sunday in their first game since coach John Fox had heart surgery.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Broncos7147028
Chargers067720
first QuarterDENSD
TD
9:31
Julius Thomas 74 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
3 plays, 85 yards, 0:57
60
XP
9:18
Matt Prater Kick is Good
3 plays, 85 yards, 0:57
70
second QuarterDENSD
FG
15:00
Nick Novak 26 Yard Field Goal is Good
14 plays, 72 yards, 9:20
73
FG
9:09
Nick Novak 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 37 yards, 1:59
76
TD
6:44
Demaryius Thomas 11 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:27
136
XP
6:38
Matt Prater Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:27
146
TD
0:18
Demaryius Thomas 7 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
9 plays, 73 yards, 1:22
206
XP
0:13
Matt Prater Kick is Good
9 plays, 73 yards, 1:22
216
third QuarterDENSD
TD
11:41
Demaryius Thomas 34 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
8 plays, 78 yards, 3:26
276
XP
11:34
Matt Prater Kick is Good
8 plays, 78 yards, 3:26
286
TD
8:44
Danny Woodhead 7 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers
2 plays, 11 yards, 0:52
2812
XP
8:38
Nick Novak Kick is Good
2 plays, 11 yards, 0:52
2813
fourth QuarterDENSD
TD
10:44
Ryan Mathews 1 Yard Run
9 plays, 60 yards, 4:47
2819
XP
10:42
Nick Novak Kick is Good
9 plays, 60 yards, 4:47
2820

Research Notes

  • Peyton Manning's 33 passing touchdowns through nine games matches the most by any quarterback through 9 games in a single season in NFL history, tied with Tom Brady in 2007. That season Brady finished with an NFL-record 50 touchdown passes.

  • Peyton Manning completed 9-of-9 play-action passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns. He leads the NFL with 1,317 passing yards (40.5% of total) on play action this season, 431 more yards than the next closest passer (Tom Brady).* Nick Foles was 9-of-14 for 172 yards and three touchdowns using play action Sunday, and now has six touchdowns in the last two games on those plays (had three in his first 12 games).

  • Peyton Manning was 7-of-10 targeting Demaryius Thomas Sunday for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Defenses had limited Thomas well in the Broncos' previous two games.

  • Peyton Manning entered Week 10 ranked in the top five in completion percentage, yards per attempt and touchdowns off play action this season. Manning was able to improve on his high play-action standard, going 9-of-9 for 187 yards and three touchdowns.- 143 of Manning's 187 yards off play action Sunday were gained after the catch, a season high for Manning and the Broncos. Manning's average pass on play action traveled 6 yards shorter Sunday (4.9 yards downfield) compared to the rest of the season.

  • Peyton Manning has 33 passing touchdowns through nine games this season, tying Tom Brady for the most in NFL history.

  • Peyton Manning: 8th season with at least 30 TD passes, second-most in NFL history. Only Brett Favre (9) has more.

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