Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers Preview
The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers end Week One with a late night Monday Night Showdown. I preview the game between the AFC West rivals here.
We are just a few short days away from the first Denver Broncos game of the 2017 regular season. I hope you are all ready to stay up late for this one. Might have to struggle to get to work on Tuesday morning.
In the final NFL game of Week One, the Denver Broncos open up their new campaign at home when the Los Angeles Chargers come to town. This will be a battle of first year head coaches as Vance Joseph takes his team to battle against Anthony Lynn.
The season series was split last year, with the home team winning both games. The Broncos will travel to the Stubhub Center in Los Angeles a little over a month later on October 22nd.
It will be critical for the Denver Broncos to get that first win of the season. Especially with the slate that the team has this season. Let us dive into the Week One preview.
Broncos Offensive Line vs. Chargers Front Seven
Chargers Offensive Line vs. Von Miller and Shaquil Barrett
Phillip Rivers vs. Broncos Secondary
What To Watch For
Can Trevor Siemian get to a hot start to begin the season?
The Denver Broncos named Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback after the second preseason game. It will be very important for him to get off to a solid start. He spent the offseason getting his shoulder repaired that got hurt in Week Four of last year.
If the offensive line can keep him upright, I believe that he can impress under Mike McCoy’s offense. The running game should help him out as well.
How will Brock Osweiler be greeted?
Brock Osweiler will be wearing a Broncos uniform for the first time since Super Bowl 50. After the 18 months he had, he appears humble to return.
But how will Broncos Country handle his return? Hopefully he is not given a whole lot of trouble.
This game is going to be a lot closer than a lot believe. It will be really important for the team to get that first win.
The Broncos have done well against the Chargers in recent history. But there always seems to be difficulty when going up against this team, especially with Phillip Rivers under center.
I predict this to be a close game. But the Denver Broncos pull off the win in a close game. The Broncos make one more play than the Chargers. Being at home helps.
Broncos 23 Chargers 17
Next: Jamaal Charles Not Practicing is no cause for concern
Who: Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
When: Monday September 11th, 2017
Time: 10:20 PM EST/8:20 PM MST
TV Station: ESPN
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Rex Ryan