Broncos vs. Chargers — a roundup of Denver’s Week 13 win over Los Angeles

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There’s no better way to endear yourself to Broncos Country than by beating a division rival.

Rookie quarterback Drew Lock did just that in his first NFL start, leading Denver to a 23-20 win over the visiting Chargers. He got off to a roaring start, completing two touchdown passes to Courtland Sutton in the first quarter. While his final line isn’t something to write home about — 18 of 28 for 134 yards — he tallied the most important stat: a “W.”

Here’s what you may have missed from Sunday’s win:

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Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post



What’s on Tap?

  • Nuggets: Los Angeles Lakers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ALT | Buy tickets
  • Avalanche: At Toronto Maple Leafs, 5 p.m. Wednesday, ALT | Buy tickets

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Scoreboard

NFL: Broncos 23, Chargers 20
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Must-Read

Colorado head coach Mel Tucker looks ...

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press

Colorado head coach Mel Tucker looks on before the start of their NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

“It’s a radically different feel”: Why Mel Tucker’s 1st season has CU Buffs fans sad that it’s over

The cynics will say 5-7 is 5-7, the same old CU nowhere. It wasn’t. Year 1 of the Mel Tucker Era, in hindsight, wasn’t really about the destination. It was about the journey, Sean Keeler writes. Read more…

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) ...

David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Denver. The Panthers won 4-3 in overtime.

Chambers: How good is Cale Makar? He’s too good to take a penalty

Cale Makar is poised to become a finalist for multiple individual NHL awards this spring, with the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) and Norris Trophy (best defenseman) strong possibilities.

The young Avalanche standout could also vie for the most prestigious one voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association: The Hart Trophy as league MVP, Mike Chambers writes. Read more…

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Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo ...

David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo looks on late in the second half of an NCAA football game against Air Force Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in Fort Collins. Air Force won 38-21.

If Joe Parker is selling Mike Bobo in 2020, CSU Rams fans ain’t buying

You can sell the opener. You can sell getting CU at your pad to open the fight card. You can sell a chance to milk Buffs fans the way the Buffs turned Nebraska’s Sea of Red into Christmas in Cancun. You can sell Warren Jackson’s NFL frame and NFL game, if they’re still in the zip code. You can sell Dante Wright’s wheels and Trey McBride’s bullish romps up the boundary.

How do you sell 4-8? How do you sell Mike Bobo now? Sean Keeler takes a look. Read more…

Quick Hits

+ Broncos Insider: Give John Elway credit for signing overlooked guys who have emerged as potential impact players.

+ Kickin’ It with Kiz: Is Broncos quarterback Drew Lock a square peg doomed to fail in round hole?

+ Behind strong defense, No. 1 Cherry Creek advances to state title game with 14-7 win over Pomona.

+ State prep football roundup: Broomfield’s Eich kicks Eagles into 4A state championship game.

+ Singer: Nuggets union rep Mason Plumlee says there’s been “some talk” about potentially dramatic changes to NBA.

+ Pac-12 football roundup: Utah closes in (on the CFP), Chip Kelly’s future, Kevin Sumlin’s hot seat, bowl updates and more.

+ Colorado ski area championship round 2: Snowmass vs. Crested Butte, Vail vs. Aspen Highlands, Loveland vs. Copper.

Ask The Experts

+ Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Ryan O’Halloran here.

+ Nuggets Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Singer here.

+ Avs Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Chambers here.

+ Rockies Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Patrick Saunders here.

By The Numbers

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How many World Cup skiing wins Mikaela Shiffrin has after winning by a massive 2.29 seconds ahead of Petro Vlhova in slaloms on Sunday. She now trails just Lindsey Vonn (82) on the all-time women’s list. Read more…

Parting Shot

Texas A&M-Commerce DB Darius Williams (27) ...

Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Texas A&M-Commerce DB Darius Williams (27) plays on the emotions of the crowd moments before defeating Josh Johnston (2) and the Colorado School of Mines 23-3 at Marv Kay Stadium at Campbell Field Nov. 30, 2019. Darius’ father, Darrent Williams, former Denver Broncos player, was killed in a drive-by shooting Jan. 1, 2007.

Kiszla: All ready! Son of the late Darrent Williams earns big win in return to Broncos Country.

Nearly 13 years after his father was murdered on the streets of Denver, Darius Williams stood on a football field in Broncos Country and triumphantly raised his palms toward heaven, pulling down the thunder, Mark Kiszla writes. Read more…

Get in Touch

If you see something that’s cause for question or have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at dboniface@denverpost.com or tweet me @danielboniface.

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