Vasquez breaks down the rematch in Mile High in this one-on-one.
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Louis Vasquez: It was real big. Any time you come out in a game, usually the team with the least turnovers comes out and wins. That was big.
SF: You also had a big edge in penalties, getting flagged just once while the Broncos were penalized nine times. How much did that swing the game in your favor?
LV: Penalties definitely affect it, especially if the defense is going backwards, constantly giving up easy yards. Field position is big and if you give us a short field, we are going to take advantage of it.
SF: One of those short fields came after Denver's failed onside kick. Did that play catch you off guard?
LV: I think the guys [on the kickoff return team] were on top of it. I think they knew, so it was good. They went out there, recovered the ball and gave us a short field.
SF: From an fan's perspective, you guys made this win look pretty easy. Did it feel like you could take whatever you wanted out on the field?
LV: No. We ran the ball, came out running pretty decent. We just came out and constantly executed. There were a couple of times where we had problems, but we made our adjustments, came back and were able to win the game.
SF: One your your biggest adjustments as a team had to come after Kyle Orton was inserted into the game in the second quarter. What was said inside the locker room at halftime to help you guys handle that potential momentum-swing?
LV: Come back out and start as we did in the first half, continue to execute and we will come out with a win.
SF: The Chargers have now climbed 4.5 games in the standings in just five weeks' time. What are the odds of something like that happening?
LV: We have a good chance now. We overtook the AFC West lead, so our chances are looking good. We just have to keep staying on a roll and we will be just fine.
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