Analysis: Chargers didn’t play it safe ahead of playoff trip


              Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) is hit by Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons (31) after making a catch during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
            
              Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley responds to a question after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert jokes with reporters during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)