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Around the AFC West: Broncos Shutout by Chargers on Sunday

Posted Oct 23, 2017

The Broncos were dealt their first shutout since 1992 this weekend

The Chiefs fell to the Oakland Raiders last Thursday, but still own sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Here’s a look around the division to see how the rest of the AFC West fared this weekend.

Denver Broncos (3-3)

Week 7 Results: Lost at Los Angeles Chargers, 21-0

The Broncos were shutout for the first time since 1992 on Sunday, falling to Los Angeles for a third loss in their last four games. Denver mustered just 251 yards of offense and turned the ball over three times in the loss.

Quarterback Trevor Siemian struggled for a second-straight week, posting a 74.3 passer rating and throwing his seventh interception of the year. The third-year signal caller had only 10 picks all of last season.

The Broncos have scored just two touchdowns this month, the fewest of any team in the league.

The Local Perspective: The Denver Post recapped the loss

Up Next: The Broncos travel to Kansas City next week to play the Chiefs on Monday Night Football

Los Angeles Chargers (3-4)

Week 7 Results: Won vs. Denver, 21-0

The Chargers won for a third-straight time on Sunday, dealing their first shutout since 2014, and earned their first ever victory in front of their new home crowd.

Travis Benjamin returned a punt 65 yards for a score and quarterback Philip Rivers tossed two touchdowns in the contest, including a 42-yard strike to Benjamin in the fourth quarter that effectively put the game away.

The Local Perspective: The Los Angeles Times examined the takeaways from Sunday’s win

Up Next: The Chargers travel to New England next week to play the Patriots (5-2)

Oakland Raiders (3-4)

Week 7 Results: Won vs. Kansas City, 31-30

The Raiders snapped their four-game losing streak last Thursday with a comeback victory over Kansas City. Quarterback Derek Carr found wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a touchdown as time expired to set up the game-winning extra point.

Carr threw for a season-high 417 yards while wide receiver Amari Cooper had the best game of his career with 210 yards receiving.

The Local Perspective: The East Bay Times broke down Oakland’s comeback

Up Next: The Raiders travel to Buffalo next week to take on the Bills (4-2)

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