Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) before the Chargers game against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
When: December 12, 2013, 8:25 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
The San Diego Chargers will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive and the only way to keep hope alive is by winning the game in Denver. It is going to take a ton of work on offense though. The team has to put up touchdowns when they get close. Last time, the Chargers settled for field goals instead of touchdowns in the red zone. If they want to win this time around, they will have to put up some 7s.
The Chargers defense will not have to worry about Wes Welker in the game, but there still are plenty of weapons that the Chargers defense will have to game plan for. The Chargers secondary has been burned plenty of times this year. They will need to step up and make some game changing plays this time around.
The Chargers defense is healthier and has looked better at times, but now they have to go up against Peyton.
Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) scores a touchdown past New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
The Chargers are up against the wall and are fighting for their lives. The Broncos are looking to lock up the AFC and ensure all teams have to go through Denver in the playoffs. It seems that the Chargers have more to lose in this game and should be playing with that sense of urgency. Thursday Night games always seem to play a bit funny with the short week. This could give the Chargers a little bit of hope to pull this game off.
Chargers 34 – Broncos 29