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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
A+97.5P. Rivers3254623,882269

Broncos Passing Leaders
A+100+P. Manning3665394,522459

Chargers Rushing Leaders
B86.0R. MathewsRB2078854.34
B82.9D. WoodheadRB843303.92
D+67.6R. BrownRB421453.51

Broncos Rushing Leaders
A92.5K. MorenoRB2169204.310
C72.6M. BallRB1034564.44
C72.0R. HillmanRB401824.51

Chargers Receiving Leaders
A92.2K. AllenWR6190214.85
A-91.2A. GatesTE6877611.43
B82.9D. WoodheadRB655348.26

Broncos Receiving Leaders
A+99.7D. ThomasWR741,14915.511
A92.7E. DeckerWR711,08815.38
A-91.0W. WelkerWR7377810.710

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