Jason Verrett up, Orlando Franklin down in Chargers' loss

Broncos' Danny Trevathan, Chargers' Jason Verrett earn game balls (1:14)

ESPN NFL Nation's Jeff Legwold and Eric D. Williams hand out game balls after the Denver Broncos 17-3 win over the San Diego Chargers. (1:14)

SAN DIEGO -- A look at San Diego Chargers players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Sunday’s 17-3 loss to the Denver Broncos:


Jason Verrett: The second-year pro out of TCU corralled his second interception of the season on a fade route thrown by Brock Osweiler intended for Emmanuel Sanders, saving a touchdown. Verrett finished with four combined tackles and a pass breakup.

Melvin Ingram: He finished with seven combined tackles and notched his fifth sack this season.

Denzel Perryman: The rookie linebacker had another solid performance, leading the Chargers with 10 combined tackles.


Orlando Franklin: San Diego’s top free-agent signing, Franklin was called for holding and allowed pressure up the middle that led to Philip Rivers throwing a 25-yard interception that was returned for a score by Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan in the first half.

Melvin Gordon: The rookie out of Wisconsin fumbled twice, losing one for the fourth time this season. However, San Diego’s defense has not allowed any points off of the turnovers. Gordon did not play in the fourth quarter, finishing with 55 yards on 12 carries, including a long of 21 yards.