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Trevor Siemian, Broncos' defense do just enough to get opening win

Trevor Siemian, Broncos' defense do just enough to get opening win

And he managed to get a piece of the ball.

Rookie kicker Younghoe Koo saw a last-gasp field goal attempt blocked as the Chargers kicked off their inaugural season in Los Angeles with a narrow 24-21 defeat to the Denver Broncos.

"It feels great", Harris said.

Quarterback Matt Ryan proved to be the difference at Soldier Field as he threw for 321 yards, including a match-clinching 88-yard pass to tight end Austin Hooper in the final quarter.

The first game of the season is always a great one to watch, it is better still when it is between two division rivals batting for supremacy. For once, they appeared willing to let someone else do the Chargering for them, as the Denver Broncos tried to give away the game after stopping the Chargers on 4th-and-1 during the middle of the fourth quarter. "Him calling that timeout was huge".

Lost in his calm demeanor - his Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told me Siemian is "cool like Luke Bryan" - rages a competitive inferno. "We're going to fix that".

There is no way a team can have as bad of luck as the San Diego Chargers had last season. New head coach Anthony Lynn was smart enough (or maybe ownership was) to keep the offensive staff, led by offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, in town. And once again, Rivers started moving the ball. Both teams are looking for successful seasons so they can make their way back to the playoffs. Just go out and blow everybody out. We just came up short. Look for all those numbers to go up this year. "And I think if we get to OT, we would have finished it off, but we didn't get that chance".

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Yet, Gordon's run wasn't a harbinger of nightmares to come for the Broncos' run defense. Twelve plays later, the former seventh-round pick out of Northwestern found the end zone, zipping a five-yard pass to Bennie Logan III. By some fate, though, the ball was tipped off a foot and then off a hand to keep it off the ground when defensive back Adrian Phillips ran under it for a big interception.

Vance Joseph watched his team go from cruising along to a almost colossal collapse over a nightmarish fourth quarter.

Siemian's second touchdown was a one-yard rush with five minutes to go in the half giving the Broncos the 14-7 lead at the break.

One reason for the Broncos' decline in 2016 was a lackluster rushing attack. They're 11-1 in regular-season games where Anderson rushes for 80 yards or more since the start of 2013 and 33-10 in games where he's active.

The first Monday night game was played in Minnesota where the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-19 behind quarterback Sam Bradford. How much of Lynn's background with running backs will rub off on Melvin Gordon? Many fans immediately began asking on Twitter why pass interference was not called on the play.

NOTES: The Broncos were without DEs Zach Kerr (knee bruise) and Jared Crick (back spasms), who were listed among the team's inactive players.


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