Denver Broncos Not Taking San Diego Chargers Lightly


John Fox looks on during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Sports Authority Field. (Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE)

Even though the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers (4-5) 35-24 five weeks ago, the Chargers aren’t a team you can take lightly. They may have gone 1-2 since their loss to Denver, but they did put up 24 unanswered points in the first half of the first meeting, and they’ve won the last three meetings in Denver.

“I know we are 0-3 over the last times they’ve played in our house,” head coach John Fox said. “They’re a good football team. People remember us coming back—I remember [being down] 24-0. They’re very capable…It’s a division game. They’re always huge. They always almost count as two. That’ll be our approach.”

The Chargers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday 34-24. They had 426 yards of total offense compared to the Bucs’ 279 yards. What a difference some scoring on special teams and on defense can make.

“You look at the yardage from yesterday’s game and it was almost 2:1 and San Diego was favored,” Fox said. “They had a couple things happen to them—one in the kicking game, one on an interception return that really was pretty much the difference like most games are in this league when you turn the ball over.”

The Chargers are better than their record indicates and they’re capable of exploding offensively. If the Broncos treat them like they did the New Orleans Saints, all should be good and the team will be well on it’s way to 7-3.

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