The Morning Charge – 11/17/10

Longtime Chargers owner Alex Spanos, whose health reduced his role years ago, is trying to sell a minority stake amid renewed speculation that the team could move to Los Angeles.

Don’t be surprised that Broncos rank 30th in run defense — much owing to the 328 yards run on them by Oakland and 233 by Baltimore — and neutralized the Chiefs’ league-leading ground attack. Because, well, that’s what a five-touchdown lead will do for you. It also explains how you beat a quarterback, Matt Cassel, who threw for 469 yards and four TDs on you.

Solitary as they are on National Football League rosters – one per team – punters can be a pretty tight bunch. And when one of them has one of those games – the kind Scifres has been having on an astonishingly frequent basis this Chargers season – thunderfoots like Shane Lechler of the Oakland Raiders and Dustin Colquitt of the Kansas City Chiefs will put aside AFC West rivalry and dial up Scifres out of fellowship.

Perception isn’t always the truth — and in this case it may not be — but there is no more poisonous term in sports than lame duck, and even though it may be in its ugly duckling stage, it’s quacking.

The Denver Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs at INVESCO Field on Sunday, squeezing the entire AFC West within a two-game window.

The Chargers (4-5), who didn’t play a game for the first time in 10 weekends, closed within a game of Oakland and Kansas City.

Topics: Alex Spanos, Dean Spanos, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles, Mike Scifres, Stadium

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