Sunday, December 01, 2002 - The players call it the Pile, among other four-letter words. In the NFL, the real nasty stuff starts when somebody fumbles. Within a split second, players can be seen flying en masse onto the Pile. Trouble is, that's all you can see.
Sunday, December 01, 2002 - SAN DIEGO - Thoughts of the Chargers and San Diego are entirely different, not unlike the way the Denver Broncos play during the day and at night.
Beuerlein set to make amends - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, December 01, 2002 - Steve Beuerlein will get his second chance. When the Denver Broncos line up against the San Diego Chargers today, it will be the 37-year-old Beuerlein, not starter Brian Griese, taking the snaps.
Broncos are back in orange - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Sunday, December 01, 2002 - SAN DIEGO - The Denver Broncos can best be described in a single word: Yawn. In the No Fun League, Denver has become just another team devoid of personality.
Carter was silent anchor, cover star of 3-4 defense - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, December 01, 2002 - This is the 13th in a weekly series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Broncos' first Super Bowl season.
Parity, realignment making playoff race a puzzle- Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, December 01, 2002 - This much we know: It's going to get messy. When the NFL added the expansion Houston Texans this season and realigned to eight four-team divisions, the playoff scenario changed. Now, with parity prevailing, it will get very interesting, particularly in the AFC.
Broncos, Chargers set for key matchup - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 1, 2002 - SAN DIEGO — Training camp opened more than four months ago, followed by four preseason games and 11 regular season games so far. Here's what we know about the AFC playoff party with five weeks left: the Bengals and Texans aren't invited. Everybody else, including the Denver Broncos (7-4) and San Diego Chargers (7-4), can make their own postseason plans by winning down the stretch.
Marquee Matchup- CNNSI.com
This game will go a long way atop the AFC West, as both teams are in a three-way tie with the Raiders. Both teams started 4-1 but have been an up-and-down 3-3 since. Last weekend, San Diego was pounded 30-3 by Miami and did not look like a team battling for a division title.