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NFL Replay will re-air the Denver Broncos' 34-23 win over the San Diego  Chargers on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Chargers K Nate Kaeding missed a 55-yard field goal with 1:08 remaining and his team down 11.

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In the first quarter, Broncos return man Eddie Royal took a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter, he ran a punt back 71 yards for a score. The second-year pro is only the 11th player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown in the same game.

Key Stat

The Chargers were able to convert on just 2 of 11 third-down opportunities. Denver's defense swarmed Philip Rivers all night, and three of its five sacks came on third down.


Broncos S Brian Dawkins injured his left hamstring in the first quarter, but he returned after halftime. ... Both teams returned a punt for a touchdown, which has only happened eight times in NFL history. ... The Broncos have not given up a point in the fourth quarter this season. ... The Broncos are on Monday Night Football for the 18th straight season, which is the longest active streak in the NFL. ... Rivers is 5-2 in his career vs. the Broncos.

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