With the Los Angeles Chargers trailing the Denver Broncos 20-17 with less than 2:22 remaining in regulation on a fourth-and-11 play from their own 24-yard line, Philip Rivers threw a pass to Mike Williams and Williams made a one-handed grab to keep the drive alive.
This led to a Marvin Badgley 46-yard field goal with less than 19 seconds remaining to tie the game at 20. It appeared as if this game would go to overtime, but the Denver Broncos decide to take one shot down the field with nine seconds remaining in regulation.
Drew Lock, who made his NFL debut, took a shot down the field and the pass was intended for Cortland Sutton. They were able to draw a pass interference call on the play. Brandon McManus drilled a 53-yard field as time expired and Denver took down Los Angeles by a score of 23-20.
Lock threw two touchdown passes in the first-quarter and they were both to Cortland Sutton. They were from 26 yards out and five yards out.
Drew Lock completed 18-of-28 passes for 134 yards two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries.
This was his first game because Lock suffered a thumb injury during the preseason and he was placed on IR because of it. Drew Lock was a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Joe Flacco is on IR with a neck injury and Brandon Allen started in the last couple of games for them. He went 1-1 in his starts.
Sutton caught four passes for 74 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
With the Chargers trailing 17-3 in the second-quarter, Philip Rivers threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler. Ekeler caught four passes for 51 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for 16 yards on nine carries.
Melvin Gordon II was the leading rusher in this game for Los Angeles. He rushed for 99 yards on 20 carries. Gordon II also caught two passes for 11 yards receiving.
In the fourth-quarter, the Los Angeles Chargers tied the game at 17 on a 36-yard touchdown pass by Philip Rivers to Keenan Allen. Rivers completed 20-of-29 passes for 265 yards two touchdowns and one interception.
Allen also caught six passes for 68 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Mike Williams was the leading receiver in this game for Los Angeles with five receptions for 117 yards receiving.
Brandon McNanus also made a 31-yard field goal in this game in the second-quarter and a 52-yard field goal in the fourth-quarter with 4:26 remaining in regulation.
Marvin Badgley also made a 30-yard field goal in the second-quarter for the Chargers.
Phillip Lindsay was the leading rusher in this game for Denver 58 yards rushing on 17 carries. He also caught three passes for four yards receiving.
The Denver Broncos sweep the season series from the Los Angeles Chargers and because of it, Los Angeles slips to last place in the AFC West.
It will be interesting to see whether or not the Los Angeles Chargers will bench Philip Rivers in the final four games of the regular season.
Rivers played much better today but their have been talks about benching him if he would continue his porous play.
The backup quarterback for Los Angeles Chargers is Tyrod Taylor.
The last time he started a game was when Taylor was with the Cleveland Browns on September 20, 2018 against the New York Jets.
Taylor started the game, but Cleveland was trailing 14-0 at the time. He got concussed by Avery Williamson after a sack in that game.
It will be interesting to see what Head Coach Anthony Lynn does in the final four weeks of the regular season. They made it to the playoffs last season, but this season is a massive long shot.
This team will need to draft a quarterback in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Denver Broncos have finally found a way to win a close game. They have struggled to find ways to win close games so far this season. It will be interesting to see where Denver goes from here. Vic Fangio is in his first season as head coach of this football team.
Los Angeles (4-8) will be on the road next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8).
The Broncos (4-8) will be on the road next Sunday against the Houston Texans (7-4).