MNF Highlights: Broncos 35 – Chargers 24

10/16/2012

SAN DIEGO – Trailing 24-0 at the half, the Denver Broncos ran off 35 unanswered second-half points as they defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday Night Football.

Peyton Manning threw for 309 yards and three second-half touchdowns and the Broncos’ defense also added two scores – a 65-yd fumble recovery and return for a touchdown by Tony Carter and an 46-yard interception return for a touchdown by Chris Harris.

In all, San Diego coughed the ball up six times, including five turnovers in the second half. It all led to Denver becoming the first team in NFL history to rally from a 24-point deficit to win a game by a double-digit margin.

Kevin Harlan and Dan Fouts called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Philip Rivers hits Antonio Gates to make it 10-0 Chargers)

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(Quentin Jammer’s 80-yd INT return for a TD makes it a 17-0 game)

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(The Chargers go up 24-0 when Rivers and Gates connect again just before the half)

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(Peyton Manning gets Denver on the board with a 29-yd TD pass to Demaryius Thomas)

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(Tony Carter’s 65-yd fumble recovery and return for a TD cuts it to 24-14)

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(Manning’s TD pass to Eric Decker trims the Denver deficit to 24-21)

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(Manning hits Brandon Stokley to put the Broncos up 28-24)

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(Chris Harris’ INT return TD gives the Broncos a 35-24 advantage)

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(Listen to Brandon Stokley’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Mark Malone)

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(Postgame recap from Kevin Harlan and Dan Fouts)

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