Coach Lynn: "Today we lost that one."

Head Coach Anthony Lynn speaks to the media following the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Opening Statement:

“Sorry for keeping you guys waiting. We had a lot to talk about. We say it every week — more games in this league lost than won, and today we lost that one. Not to take anything away from the Broncos, that team was ready to play. That team — you look at the losses and they all came to division leaders, so we knew that was a heck of a football team. We knew that at some point they we’re going to turn it around, and we were hoping it wasn’t today. 14 penalties for 120-yards — you have to be kidding me. Those are things we’ve stayed away from — penalties and turnovers — but they showed up today. For whatever reason, I don’t know. We’ll figure it out though.”

On deciding to throw the ball instead of running it after the two-minute warning:

“We needed a first down to win the game, and we were trying to stay aggressive. We needed a first down. We got a play where a back goes one way and a quarterback goes the other way on, I think, second-and-three. Then, we need one first down to win the game. That’s what we needed. We weren’t trying to run time off the clock and punt it back to them and put the defense back on the field. Let’s get the game rolling right now. One first down and the game is over.”

On what happened on the third down screen pass:

“It was a check. It was an audible. They didn’t like the coverage they saw when we went to the screen pass. That’s probably just one where we should have ate it. You learn from it.”

On DE Joey Bosa’s performance:

“I’ll know more after I watch the tape. I thought he looked good from the sideline. On a couple snaps I saw him edge rush, but I’ll know more when I watch the tape.”

On the fake punt:

“They schemed us, and they got it. Everybody screamed, ‘fake punt,’ but they still got the fake punt. It’s just unacceptable two weeks back-to-back on the fake punts. It’s just not acceptable.”

On if that was a personnel or scheme issue:

“It’s all of the above. It’s not acceptable.”

On DT Corey Liuget’s injury:

“I think he’s out for the season. It’s his knee. We’ll know more tomorrow, but he’s out.”

On what happened during the interception by Broncos OLB Von Miller:

“It was a quick pass and he made a heck of a play. He saw it coming, and he went, and he got it.”

On the team’s run defense without LB Denzel Perryman:

“I thought those guys — for the most part — held their own. [LB] Kyle Emanuel playing MIKE linebacker for the first time. I thought he stepped in and did a nice job. Denzel was a starter for a reason, but [LB] Uchenna [Nwosu] playing outside and Kyle playing inside — we’ll keep working that tandem.”

On WR Keenan Allen’s penalty:

“Somebody gave him something out of the stands. He should have known, but he didn’t know that he couldn’t do that. You can’t use a prop in a celebration.”

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