With the AFC west in a bit of shambles, it’s time to make our last run to get into the playoffs. Although the Broncos have struggled, we witnessed last week exactly why we cannot go into this game thinking we have a win. Here are the keys to making sure we get past the Broncos.
- Pressure, Pressure, and more Pressure.
Kyle Orton can look like Phillip Rivers if he has time to throw in the pocket. When under pressure, he is quick to get the ball out of his hands like its on fire, thus making for more turnovers. The Chargers defense cannot allow Orton to sniff the numbers he threw last week against the Chiefs.
- Run The Ball!
The Broncos defense has allowed 1288 yards to their opponents this year. If we win the ground game, not only will we manage the clock, but run this Bronco defense tired. This will open the field for Rivers to do what he does best, put points on the board. But with Matthews most likely sitting out for this game, both Tolbert and Sproles will have to pick up the slack.
- Specials Teams
I mean really? If they can get it together at week 11, i say let Rivers throw the ball on 4th down because I can’t bare to see a blocked punt on Monday Night Football.
- NO SACKS!
The offensive line has given up 27 sacks this year, which is 26 too many. 5 of them lead to fumbles, including one to a last minute chance to defeating the Raiders. Rivers cannot throw while on his back, plain and simple.
- Lets Not Get Too Ahead of Ourselves.
im not gonna lie when we played the Chiefs, Raiders, and Seahawks, I saw them as “give me’s” and was looking ahead in the schedule. I have to believe some of the players probably felt the same way. Well with our season on the line we can’t afford to look past any team. One game at a time, no mistakes, and this team should play at the level we all know they can play.
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