Chargers Vs. Broncos: Players To Watch

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November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) after the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) after the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s week 10 and the Chargers are finally playing their second divisional game of the year.  The first one didn’t go so well but that was against a team we were supposed to beat (Raiders).  This time we’re playing a team that’s supposed to dominate us, so we’ll probably win by two touchdowns.  This is also the first game I get a chance to go to this year, so I’m ten times as pumped!  Let’s take a look at some players to keep an eye on during the game.

Philip Rivers

#17 has been playing at a Pro Bowl level all year.  Even last week, in the loss to the Redskins, Philip threw for 341yds, two touchdown and led a last minute drive that should have won us the game.  Unfortunately, that didn’t end up being the case but Philip did everything he could to put us in a position to win.  This week Peyton Manning comes to town.  Many people have put these quarterbacks number 1 and number 2 based on play this year; everyone at least has these guys as two of the top five quarterbacks in the league right now.  If the Chargers are going to win on Sunday Philip needs to have a big game and outgun and outlast Manning.

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Topics: Corey Liuget, Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, Donald Butler, Eric Weddle, Kendall Reyes, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

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  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    I am looming for Ladarius to have a big game. They are to get him on the field. It’s time. Also, Mathews averages over a hundred yards against the Broncos. Have Don at the tailgate bro! Yale some pictures. .. can’t washout to see the interviews posted!

    • Nick in PB

      Yes, more Laderius. I have a feeling the Chargers have waited to unveil some new wrinkles for this game. Something we haven’t seen yet. And the D will be doing what they should do ALL the time, disguise their coverages the way they did against the Colts. I don’t see this as a trap game for the Broncos. Division games hardly ever are. Maybe the John Fox absence will make a difference in this first game?

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Hopefully you are right. Why they would wait until we are 4-4, and facing THIS upcoming schedule to pull out the good stuff would be perplexing. Lol. That would be VERY Norvish.

  • 5280HGH

    Trap game for the Broncos? Maybe. Rivers is awesome! I hope we don’t over look the Chargers

    • boltingindiego

      i can maybe seeing that with the bye week, thomas maybe missing the game, and your coaching situation. It will be a fun match up with the #1 and #2 qb playing in the same game.

  • boltingindiego

    i think a key factor is being able to control the clock. I hope we play like we did against the colts but better in the red zone. We need td’s against manning. Also running the ball would be nice

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention anyone on the O-Line

    Personally I’ll be looking at King Dunlap and DJ Fluker (Especially Dunlap)

    Not only did Dunlap shut down Robert Mathis but Dunlap was the highest graded tackle in Week 6 with a cool +6.2. 49ers Joe Staley was 2nd at 4.8

    The same Robert Mathis who leads the NFL in sacks. Seems to good to be true.

    If Dunlap really is the LT of the future for the Chargers this game will tell us a lot.

    • boltingindiego

      i would think that miller would most likely line up against fluker more through out the game than he would against dunlap.

  • Nick in PB

    Have fun at the game today Dave!!! Hopefully, you’ll come back happy. I agree with you and your players to watch. Especially Butler and the secondary. The only ones I have total faith in is Philip and Weddle. The rest have to play up to (Reyes Leigut) or beyond (secondary) expectations!

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