Chargers Lose to Broncos in Key Matchup

Fifth loss for San Diego Chargers in last 6 games

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012  |  Updated 5:47 PM PDT
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Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns and Von Miller had three sacks, as the Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-23 on Sunday to take a three-game lead in the AFC West.

Manning threw for 270 yards and Miller finished the day with 13 sacks on the season -- most in the NFL.

The Broncos quarterback got off to a slow start, throwing an interception that Eric Weddle returned for a score and an early 7-0 lead. But the Broncos (7-3) took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again.

Rivers put up decent numbers -- 24 for 40 for 258 yards -- but all but 60 of the yards came after the Chargers had fallen behind 24-9 midway through the third quarter.

Manning won his 148th regular-season game as a starting quarterback, tying John Elway for second on the all-time list. Brett Favre has 186.

The Chargers (4-6) lost for the fifth time in six games.

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