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

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