In the first half of their AFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos’ nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback completed ten consecutive passes to help his team take a 10-0 lead. However, both he and the Broncos’ offence collapsed after halftime, and the Broncos ended up losing 19-16 in overtime.
The game was won by a Dustin Hopkins field goal of 39 yards in overtime after Montrell Washington botched a punt.
It led to a 2-4 record for a club that was supposed to be competitive in the AFC but has only scored 20 points once in its last six games.Four of Denver’s five drives after halftime ended in punts. After going three-and-out after Baron Browning’s interception deep in Chargers territory, they settled for a field goal, their lone non-punt. Two possessions in overtime resulted in three-and-outs, and the situation did not improve.
Though the offensive line’s breakdowns and the visitors’ 10 penalties added up to 151 yards, Wilson’s 5-of-18 finish after his hot start was hard to overlook against the season’s overall difficulties.
There is little hope in Denver, but he will try to turn things around with a home game against the New York Jets.