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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Rivers, Chargers get back on track by ripping Broncos - - Staff
10/07/2007 - Philip Rivers completed 13-of-18 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers routed the Denver Broncos, 41-3, at Invesco Field. "We got back to Chargers football that we all know and missed," Rivers said. "We finally put a complete game together, and we're excited with the way we played. We've still got a long way to go. We got a one-game winning streak and we'll be looking to make it two against the Raiders."

Chargers clobber Broncos 41-3; Denver enters bye week with 2-3 record - Denver Post - Mike Klis
10/07/2007 - Outta the way, Broncos. Take a bye. Incredibly, and outrageously, Denver is no longer a Broncos town. The surreal success of the baseball Rockies has been equaled in contrast by the spectacular failure of the football Broncos. In an AFC West showdown each team desperately needed to win, the San Diego Chargers met the challenge by pummeling the reeling Broncos, 41-3 on a gloomy Sunday afternoon at Invesco Field at Mile High. The 2-3 Broncos now begin their bye week with three consecutive losses, the distraction of their star running back Travis Henry facing a possible season-long suspension, a leg injury to their star cornerback Champ Bailey, and zero positive momentum.

Chargers Anhiliate Denver, 41-3 - - Forrest Overin
10/07/2007 - The Chargers finally played the complete game that their fans have been waiting for, and took out three weeks of frustration on the host Broncos, piling up 41 points while limiting Denver to a single field goal. Philip Rivers was an efficient 13 of 18 passing, for 270 yards with two TDs and NO interceptions, while LaDainian Tomlinson had 140 yards combined rushing and receiving. Antonio Gates had 9 catches for 114 yards, and Vincent Jackson came through in the clutch with three catches (one for a score) on which he averaged 28 yards.

Broncos experts at tailback triage; Backups have stepped up when the team has lost star runners - Denver Post - Mike Klis
10/07/2007 - Preparations for the 2007 season began the day after slain cornerback Darrent Williams was laid to rest. The Broncos first overhauled their defensive coaching staff and reset their roster. They prepared for the draft in April. They prepared their players through minicamps, training camp, the preseason and the first five regular-season opponents, including the San Diego Chargers whom the Broncos play today at Invesco Field at Mile High. And now the unexpected: Preparing for the worst-case scenario regarding their star tailback Travis Henry.

Legal issues cloud Henry's fate; The running back expects to play today, but time is running out - Denver Post - Bill Williamson and Mark Couch
10/07/2007 - For now, Travis Henry's questionable status with the Broncos can be measured in weeks. With Henry's future stuck in an unusual legal entanglement, it is not known how long the troubled star running back will play for the Broncos. It will probably be weeks before his fight against the NFL over his urine samples is settled. But for now, all that is clear is that Henry will be available to play today for the 2-2 Broncos against the San Diego Chargers at Invesco Field at Mile High. Henry - who practiced Friday for the first time last week because of knee and ankle injuries - proclaimed that he will play today. Coach Mike Shanahan said if Henry doesn't have an injury setback, the NFL's leading rusher will be in the starting backfield.

Chargers deliver shock to Broncos - Rocky Mountain News - Pat Rooney
10/07/2007 - Perhaps it is time to hit the panic button. Turnovers, missed opportunities and an inability to slow suddenly resurgent San Diego stars LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates equaled added up to a 41-3 defeat Sunday at Invesco Field that was every bit as miserable as the deteriorating weather conditions. The Broncos stagger into their bye week with three consecutive losses and myriad questions for a defense that was unable to contain a Chargers team that had been struggling.

Slow starts give more meaning to matchup - Colorado Springs Gazette - Frank Schwab
10/07/2007 - The fifth game is supposedly too soon in the NFL season to be desperate, too early to utter the words "must win." The loser of today's game between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers is not out of the AFC West race. But with Denver at 2-2 and San Diego at 1-3, there is a palpable sense of urgency. "Anytime you're 2-2 or 1-3, each game becomes bigger," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. "Their backs are against the wall. They better think that way, and we better think that way." Neither team figured it would start the season this poorly. San Diego went 14-2 last season. Denver was 9-7 but excited about the offseason changes it made, figuring it was ready to challenge for a division title.

Sources: Broncos' Henry wants to hand over hair sample, take lie detector test - - Chris Mortensen
10/07/2007 - Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry wants to submit a hair sample and also take a lie detector test to prove that a league administered drug test gave a false positive that could lead to a year-long suspension, sources close to the Broncos and the player told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Henry has been adamant that he has been clean and he has filed a lawsuit in a New York state court to prevent the league from suspending him as a three-time violator of league's drug policy.

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