Jammer intercepted Manning and returned it 80 yards for his first career touchdown, and Antonio Gates caught his second TD pass of the game in the second quarter, extending the Chargers‘ lead to 24-0.
Before Jammer’s TD, the Broncos appeared on their way to their first score of the game with Manning’s 55-yard pass to a wide-open Decker. But Decker tripped himself at the Chargers‘ 40, got up and was tackled at the 30-yard line.
Manning clapped both hands to his helmet in disbelief, one of several times the star quarterback expressed frustration.
“It’s about playing 60 minutes. There’s no quit in this team,” Manning said.
Rivers was 25 of 41 for 242 yards.
“Right now we’re not able to put together a complete game,” San Diego coach Norv Turner said.
NOTES: The Chargers‘ 24-0 halftime lead was their largest since taking a 28-0 halftime lead against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 20, 1987. The Bolts held on to win that game, 28-24. … Gates had TD catches of 15 and 11 yards and Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field goal for San Diego in the first half. … Decker had six catches for 98 yards, while Gates had six catches for 81 yards.