- The Los Angeles Chargers (3-2) are 5-point home favorites over the visiting Denver Broncos (2-3) in Week 6
- Justin Herbert’s 1,478 passing yards ranks him second in the league, only behind Josh Allen of the Bills
- Monday Night Football on ESPN kicks off from SoFi Stadium on October 17 at 8:15pm ET
Russell Wilson has nowhere to hide as he suffers through a miserable start in the Mile High City. This week’s matchup with the Chargers is already his fourth primetime game in six weeks. And it comes just a week-and-half after Denver and Indianapolis laid an epic stink bomb on Thursday night.
Chargers vs Broncos
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Denver Broncos||+5.0 (-110)||+195||Ov 45.5 (-108)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-5.0 (-110)||-225||Un 45.5 (-112)|
Russell Wilson is struggling
Every day seems to bring a new cringe-worthy Russell Wilson moment on Twitter. And his performance on the field has been even harder to stomach. The 33-year-old quarterback threw two interceptions and ignored a wide-open KJ Hamler on the final play of last Thursday’s 12-9 overtime loss to the Colts.
Wilson received treatment for a strained muscle near his throwing shoulder this week. While he won’t miss any games, he probably wouldn’t mind skipping a Monday Night Football matchup that will put him under the microscope in front of millions.
Thoughts on Russell Wilson…. pic.twitter.com/IkIC4SP7rk
— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) October 7, 2022
Justin Herbert getting healthier
A perfect contrast to the hate everyone seems to have for Russell Wilson is the NFL’s beloved golden boy Justin Herbert. Despite suffering through fractured rib cartilage over the past few weeks, the 24-year-old has his Chargers off to a 3-2 start.
Los Angeles is coming off a 30-28 victory over the Browns on Sunday thanks to a missed field goal by rookie Cade York with 11 seconds remaining.
Chargers vs Broncos
The Chargers are 5-point home favorites over the Broncos on Monday Night and the game has a modest 45.5 total. Los Angeles’ defense has been a huge disappointment, permitting the third-most points-per-game (27.2) and the 10th-most yards per game (368.2). They’ll once again be without star defensive end Joey Bosa, who is out a few months with a groin injury.
Denver’s defense, meanwhile, has been the lone bright spot in a dark year. Under first-year defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, the unit ranks third in yards allowed per game (289.0) and fourth in points allowed per game (16.0).
Justin Herbert in a 30-28 win @ the Browns : 22/34 for 228 yards, 1 TD & a 93.8 QB Rating; 5 carries for 13 yards pic.twitter.com/scnbOO5cqW
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) October 9, 2022
Home field advantage is out the window when you play in SoFi Stadium, but given the way the Broncos season is going, it’s hard to imagine the visiting Denver fans making that much noise in this one.
Justin Herbert has been lights out in his two career appearances on Monday Night Football, throwing for 486 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions with a passer rating of 114.7. We think the Chargers get the win and cover in a game that hits the OVER.
Final Score Prediction: Los Angeles 27, Broncos 20
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