RUSHING OFFENSE: A -- LaDainian Tomlinson was awesome, jumping around, making cuts and making defenders look foolish. Tomlinson had a season-best 6.9 yards per carry and finished with 96 yards and three TDs. Sproles was equally solid, rushing for a season-high 115 and a score. The run-blocking was strong, probably the best it has been all season.
SS Clinton Hart
RUSH DEFENSE: C -- The Chargers made Tatum Bell look good, and that shouldn't be done at this stage of the season -- and his career. Most troubling were 37-yard and 26-yard touchdown runs by Bell. The Broncos ran only 10 times -- including two by Cutler -- but managed to gain 90 yards in the process.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A -- Sproles contributed 112 return yards and continues to be one of the most dangerous players in the league at that position. The coverages were fine; P Mike Scifres had only one punt for 43 yards. The key to this unit remains Sproles, as he consistently gives the offense good field position.
COACHING: A -- Norv Turner continues to give more credence to the running game, and the results have been spectacular. With Tomlinson running as in years past and the offensive line buying into the more physical play, the entire offense is looking better and more diverse. Turner also gets credit for keeping the Chargers engaged down the stretch, and that was evident Sunday night when they demolished and demoralized the Broncos. Ron Rivera, the defense coordinator, mixed up his coverages to keep Cutler under wraps for the most part.