By David McDonnell
By the time Russell Wilson found the unmarked Greg Dulcich for his first touchdown, there had been more yards from penalties than from play but this 39-yard play rectified that statistic and gave the Broncos a 10-0 first quarter lead.
It also most notably sparked the game into life.
Herbert responded with an excellent drive that was finished off by Austin Ekeler with a little help from his friends, his sixth TD in the last three weeks.
Dustin Hopkins managed to tie the game with 53 seconds left in the half but it was enough time for Wilson to get down into the redzone. Wilson looked in his best form of the season. 173 passing yards in the first half. The Broncos have been having their struggles punching it in and this was again evident as Brandon McManus was brought to kick the chip-shot field goal to end the half and give the visitors a 13-10 lead.
The second half was a more cagey affair as both defences got on top. Hopkins tied the game once again with a kick 13-13. By the end of the fourth, each team had added a field goal.
In overtime, the Broncos failed to gather a punt return leaving the Chargers with a short field and it cost them the game. Hopkins, carrying an obvious injury throughout, kicked the Bolts to victory.
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