Broncos at Chargers: Week Eleven Preview

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Domata Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos sacks quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the third quarter of the game at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Domata Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos sacks quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the third quarter of the game at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
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Jared Veldheer
LANDOVER, MD – AUGUST 24: Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Redskins is blocked by offensive tackle Jared Veldheer #66 of the Denver Broncos in the first half during a preseason game at FedExField on August 24, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Key Matchups

Phillip Rivers vs. Broncos Pass Rush

We have seen throughout the time that these two teams have faced off that putting pressure on Phillip Rivers can make all the difference in the game. It will be key in order for Denver to end the Chargers winning streak.

The offense ranks in the top ten in points scored. Keeping the pressure on Rivers will allow the Broncos defense to get off the field. It will not be an easy task. The Chargers will try to utilize their top ten running game to keep them on the field.

Broncos Running Backs vs. Chargers Front Seven

Royce Freeman is making his return to the Broncos on Sunday. This will help wonders as far as having another back to split the carries, give Phillip Lindsay some rest, and to keep the Chargers front seven on their toes.

The Chargers run defense is not great, allowing close to 113 yards on average this season. So, the game plan is simple Vance Joseph, run the dang ball. Should be easy, but we have seen that is not the case.

X Factor: Jared Veldheer (if Joey Bosa plays)

It remains to be seen if Joey Bosa will be suiting up for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. If he does, that makes the job of Jared Veldheer very important.

We have seen Bosa disrupt the passing game with his quickness and ability to get to the quarterback from the defensive end position. If Veldheer can slow him down in the process, then it should be easier for Case Keenum to get the football to his playmakers.

Easier said than done though.

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