Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 51-28. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Wes Welker Unlikely To Play on Thursday vs Chargers

The Chargers have to turn around real quick this week to face the Denver Broncos on Thursday. It looks like the quick turnaround will hurt the Broncos a little bit on offense. They likely will be without WR Wes Welker, per Chris Mortensen.

Welker went down with a concussion on Sunday and likely will not get cleared to play on Thursday. We need to capitalize on any breaks that we can in these final 3 games of the season. We need some help to make it into the playoffs, but we can only focus on winning the games that we have in front of us.

Thursday will be the toughest task that we have down the stretch. We have to go through the gauntlet of the AFC West for the final 3 games and Thursday we get to beat down the Broncos, then we have to beat the Raiders and Chiefs. That is a ton to ask for, but it still is possible. The Dolphins and Ravens losing is the tough part.

With Welker sitting on the sideline on Thursday, the Chargers would have one less threat in the passing game to worry about. We have struggled on defense and we will take any break that is given to us. Welker is one of the toughest players to cover in the league. Happy we won’t have to deal with him.

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  • Peter Thompson

    Yes sir… I’ll take it… now if only Wright can cover Thomas this time.. lol.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Wright does at least look much better now than he did last time we played them. Probably had his best game of the year (so far!) yesterday. Hope to see big improvement vs Thomas this time around.

  • arnie

    We played them before. Nothing has changed. The only thing the Chargers have to do differently is score Touch Downs. Shareece Wright, Richard marshal, and Jaleel Addae have shown they can make a difference on defnese. Those guys had 11 passes defensed against the Giants. That may not seem like much but Eli was 20/32. That means almost a 1/3 of his passes were either knocked away, picked off. Even Manti almost had one, and the Butler almost had two picks

  • Gunnar Martin

    Huge help. I know we pretty much shut him out last time, but he’s still a big asset to their offensive attack. This, paired with the fact that we’ll have Super Melvin definitely makes the game winnable :)

  • Tazzster

    Last time around the thing that kept us from winning was redzone efficiency. Which, against the Giants, we seemed to have that figured out.

    There is hope…

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Chargers have a nack of making things interesting, or maybe I stay interested because they are my team. As long as they let it FLOW like they have in all their wins than everything is possible. The Bolts can beat good teams and need some vengeance on a mediocre faiders team. BOLT UP!!!

  • Carlos J Manzano

    Although they may not have Welker, they still have Decker, J. Thomas and D. Thomas…
    The secondary and LBs will need to cover them well.