It was over when ...
LaDainian Tomlinson's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the [Chargers](/teams/sandiegochargers/profile?team=SD) up 20-3.
(Chris Schneider / Associated Press)
Chargers K Nate Kaeding nailed his third field goal, a 28-yarder, which gave San Diego a 26-3 lead with 14:06 left.
The Broncos were unsuccessful in their four red-zone chances and three of their six second-half drives ended when they couldn't convert on fourth down.
Chris Simms started at QB for the Broncos in place of Kyle Orton, who suffered a left ankle injury last week. After three series, Orton entered the game. ... Broncos S Brian Dawkins left the game in the second quarter with a neck injury and did not return. ... The Chargers have won five straight following a 2-3 start. ... The Broncos have lost four straight following a 6-0 start.