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Vance Joseph endures tense ending to win Broncos debut

DENVER (AP) — Vance Joseph watched his team go from cruising along to a nearly colossal collapse over a nightmarish fourth quarter.

Joseph and the Broncos walked away a 24-21 winner over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night when Shelby Harris sliced through and blocked kicker Younghoe Koo's 44-yard field goal attempt with a second left.

But the Broncos didn't do themselves any favors with drives down the stretch ending like this: Interception (bounced off a defender's foot), fumble (Jamaal Charles), missed field goal (Brandon McManus, who just signed a new deal) and a punt.

Fowler was put on notice when the Broncos drafted wide receivers Carlos Henderson and Isaiah McKenzie, but he earned the job as Denver's No.

REPEAT PERFORMANCE: This game was reminiscent of last season's opener, when the Broncos beat Carolina as Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds left.

READ MORE (New York Daily News)

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  • Who Won the Chargers-Broncos Monday Night Football Game?Yahoo Sports
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  • Broncos block Chargers' game-tying FG to give coach Vance Joseph first winSporting News

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