Follow Along with the Broncos-Chargers Game Thread


Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway looks on from the field before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday, the Denver Broncos seek to go into San Diego and win for the fifth consecutive season against the Chargers, who at 3-8 are limping along, rife with injuries and squandering a magnificent year from signal-caller Philip Rivers.

The Broncos did a great deal of good for themselves with a victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday night, meaning that if the Broncos keep winning and New England, with mounting injuries themselves, should stumble, they could possibly push the Patriots into playing wild card weekend. Such prospects are a long way off but if the Broncos keep winning, pressure mounts on the Patriots to do the same.

The Broncos’ methodology for success against San Diego would needs be the same as it was against New England, primarily ensuring that there is a balance in the play-calling.

The Broncos will be without some key players for this game. Starting nose tackle Sylvester Williams, strong safety T.J. Ward, and outside linebacker Demarcus Ware will miss the game with injuries. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will miss his third straight game while he still recovers from his foot injury.

Las Sunday night, the Broncos had 42 pass attempts (which was necessitated because a comeback was required to pull out the thrilling overtime victory) and 32 rushes but both were comparably effective.

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The point is that signal-caller Brock Osweiler is the one most suited to run this offense put in place by head coach Gary Kubiak so that is the Broncos’ best chance for success regardless of how healthy the legendary Peyton Manning may once again be.

Should any Chargers fans descend upon this game thread, be kind to them. This isn’t the New England fan base so everyone should be honorable, let’s make sure we are.