LA CHARGERS (2-4) at DENVER (2-4)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Pick-em.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chargers 5-1; Broncos 4-2
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 68-52-1
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Chargers 23-20 on Dec. 1, 2019, at Denver
LAST WEEK - Chargers beat Jaguars 39-29; Broncos lost to Chiefs 43-16
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 22, Broncos No. 23
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (13), PASS (5).
CHARGERS Defence - OVERALL (19) RUSH (14), PASS (23).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (16), PASS (26).
BRONCOS Defence - OVERALL (8), RUSH (10), PASS (13).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - The Chargers have lost seven consecutive AFC West games. ... Coach Anthony Lynn is 2-4 against the Broncos. … QB Justin Herbert’s 308.4 passing yards per game leads the AFC. He became the first quarterback this season to have three touchdown passes of 20-plus air yards in a game last week. … RB Austin Ekeler remains out with a hamstring injury. … RB Justin Jackson has 149 scrimmage yards the last two games. … WR Keenan Allen had 10 catches for 125 yards last week and has eight or more receptions in three of his last four games. … WR Mike Williams has five-plus receptions and 65-plus yards in each of the past three meetings witht Denver. … DE Joey Bosa has a sack in five of six games this season. … LB Kyzir White has seven or more tackles in five straight games. … K Michael Badgley has missed an extra point in two straight games. ... Broncos QB Drew Lock passed for a season-high 254 yards and rushed for his first career TD last week, but he also threw a pick-6 that ignited Kansas City’s 10th consecutive win over Denver. ... Since returning from a strained right rotator cuff, Lock has completed just 53% of his passes with one TD and four interceptions in two games. ... Former Chargers RB Melvin Gordon leads the Broncos in rushing yards (349) and touchdowns (five) but he also has three fumbles, including two last week. ... RB Phillip Lindsay rushed for 79 yards on nine carries last week but left before halftime with a concussion. ... Rookie TE Albert Okwuegbunam set season highs with seven catches for 60 yards vs. Kansas City. ... First-round pick WR Jerry Jeudy had just six catches in October. ... OLB Bradley Chubb aims for his fourth consecutive game with a sack. ... OLB Malik Reed has two sacks in each of the last two games. ... Fantasy tip: Dig deeper behind the 43 points Kansas City scored last week and you’ll see the Broncos' defence is still a good bet. Denver held the Chiefs to 286 yards and didn’t allow Patrick Mahomes to get a single third-down conversion, but the game got away with the Chiefs’ pick-6 and a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
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