Denver Broncos (11-2) Favored Over San Diego Chargers (6-7)

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The Denver Broncos play host to the San Diego Chargers in a battle of AFC West foes. Kickoff is set for 8:25 PM ET on Thursday and the game can be seen on NFL Network. Denver is the favorite with a point spread of -10.5 and heads into the matchup with an 11-2 overall record, 4-0 division record, and 7-0 home record. San Diego sports a 6-7 overall record and 1-2 division record.

The Chargers lost to the Broncos 28-20 in week 10. Peyton Manning completed 25 passes on 36 attempts for 330 yards, four scores and no interceptions.

The Broncos enter the game fresh off a 51-28 blowout win over the Titans, a game in which Manning was the top player, going 39 for 59 for 397 yards passing, four scores and no picks. Demaryius Thomas also contributed, hauling in seven passes for 88 yards and one score. The Chargers come into the game fresh off a 37-14 blowout victory over the Giants. Ryan Mathews put forth a terrific effort, scampering for 103 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown.

Denver figures to see a step-up in its passing game with the Chargers' pass defense ranked 28th in the league, giving up an average of 284.0 yards per contest.


Chargers Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

A+

97.5

P. Rivers

325

462

3,882

26

9


Broncos Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

A+

100+

P. Manning

366

539

4,522

45

9


Chargers Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

B

86.0

R. Mathews

RB

207

885

4.3

4

B

82.9

D. Woodhead

RB

84

330

3.9

2

D+

67.6

R. Brown

RB

42

145

3.5

1


Broncos Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A

92.5

K. Moreno

RB

216

920

4.3

10

C

72.6

M. Ball

RB

103

456

4.4

4

C

72.0

R. Hillman

RB

40

182

4.5

1


Chargers Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A

92.2

K. Allen

WR

61

902

14.8

5

A-

91.2

A. Gates

TE

68

776

11.4

3

B

82.9

D. Woodhead

RB

65

534

8.2

6


Broncos Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

99.7

D. Thomas

WR

74

1,149

15.5

11

A

92.7

E. Decker

WR

71

1,088

15.3

8

A-

91.0

W. Welker

WR

73

778

10.7

10


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