Wes Welker Unlikely To Play on Thursday vs Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

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

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.