The Chargers are trying to go 4-1 for the first time since 2006. The Denver Broncos have only won two of their last ten meetings against the Chargers. San Diego has been victorious in Denver the past two years. Expect Philip Rivers and company to make it a “3 peat.”
Burn Broncos Bad Defense
The Chargers offense has been their bread and butter for a long time. Juxtapose that with Denver’s defense that is currently giving up 27.8 points per game, which ranks fourth worst in the league. However, Philip Rivers hasn’t been his normal self this year but this mediocre defense might help him get back on track. Expect the Chargers offense to have a field day against Denver.
Feed Mathews the Rock
Ryan Mathew’s rookie year was very disappointing. Mathews in his sophomore campaign has now emerged as a sophomore star. Mathews is currently on pace to have over 2,000 all purpose yards. Those numbers remind me of Marshall Faulk who may be the best all-purpose back of all time. Mathews battled with injuries all rookie year and if he remains healthy this year he should be a pro bowl caliber player. Mathews should fair well against Denver’s rush defense that is a very average unit.
Denver still has a great home field advantage. Mile high has great fans that love their football team as much as any city, their team has a rich tradition dating back to the John Elway days. Chargers will need to get out to a fast start to help take the crowd out of the game. The only thing Chargers fans hope to hear from Broncos fans is “we want Tebow.”