The Broncos are 7-1 and cannot afford to lose this weekend, or they’ll be two games behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West; Denver will visit the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET at Qualcomm Stadium.
The last time the Broncos were there they came back from a 24-0 deficit to win 35-24 against the Chargers on a Monday Night meeting. Denver will be on the field without their head coach John Fox for the first time in the season after he underwent a heart surgery.
“Nothing changes,” wide receiver Andre Caldwell said. “It’s just a different co-pilot. It’s just a different guy saying the same words.”
With Peyton Manning under center, the Broncos will be just fine; Manning threw three TDs in each of the two games against San Diego last season.
The Chargers recently loss to the Washington Redskins in overtime and they are now 4-4 sitting in third place of the AFC West.
“I’m not questioning what we did. We’re not questioning that,” said head Mike McCoy said. “This is a team game. It’s the San Diego Chargers’ organization. And I’m not questioning any of the calls. We did what we thought was best to win the football game, and we’re moving on.”
The NFL betting lines have the Broncos as 7 points favorites despite playing on the road. Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road, but 5-9-4 ATS in its last 18 games when playing San Diego.