Next Up: Chargers Flying to Denver To Beat the Broncos

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews (24) runs with the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have defied all the odds. Nobody outside of San Diego believed in the Chargers and they are still standing and will travel out to Denver this week to face the Broncos.

We are very familiar with Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Head Coach Mike McCoy knows the Broncos very well. He helped build the offense out there and he knows how to slow it down. He will send over some tips over to John Pagano and figure out a game plan to keep Peyton Manning on the sideline.

They are a dangerous group of players out in Denver. We all know about Peyton Manning and that offense. Wes Welker will be on the field this time around. He was unavailable to play the last time we played against them. Demayrius Thomas is a very good receiver and has beaten us in the past. Julius Thomas has gotten us also. Eric Decker. There is a lot to deal with on that offense, so the defense better be prepared to make some plays.

Peyton will try to force some footballs though and the defense better be prepared to make a play on that football when they get their hands on it. Make that big interception.

The Denver defense will be without Von Miller and that should be huge for our offense. Hopefully Ryan Mathews is available and healthy for the game, because he will be needed to milk that clock and score those touchdowns. Miller is the best defensive player on the Broncos and they will definitely miss his presence on the field.

With all the former Chargers skipping town to Denver (Shaun Phillips, Louis Vasquez, Quentin Jammer), we will have them wishing that they found a way to stay in San Diego after we get that win in Denver.