OPEN THREAD: Broncos vs. Chargers

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Philip Rivers
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Philip Rivers /

Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers host Von Miller and the Denver Broncos in Week 7. Chat with other Chargers fans on the open thread while watching the game.

The Bolts are back! And they are wearing their iconic powder blues.

Powder blues today ? #DENvsLAC

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 22, 2017

They’ve won two in a row and have momentum going into Round 2 vs. the Broncos. Meanwhile, Denver lossed to the New York Giants last week. The Broncos are still in second place at 3-2, but the Chargers (2-4) are inching close.

The Chargers haven’t won three consecutive games since the 2014 season. They also haven’t been successful against the Broncos recently, losing six of their last seven regular-season contests, including falling 24-21 in the 2017 season opener in Denver. The Chargers had a chance to tie the game, but former kicker Younghoe Koo’s kick was blocked in the final seconds.

The Broncos, however, are hurting coming into this game. They will be without starting receiver Emmanuel Sanders and starting tackles Menelik Watson and Donald Stephenson. Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram should have a feast. Starting quarterback Trevor Siemian exited last week’s loss with a shoulder injury, but he is active for the Broncos. Siemian threw for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 1 vs. the Chargers.

Let’s see who’s inactive for the Chargers:

Our #DENvsLAC Inactives:

QB C. JonesWR D. InmanRB B. OliverT T. MarzT J. BarksdaleTE S. CulkinDT C. Liuget

— #DENvsLAC (@Chargers) October 22, 2017

We knew Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen were going to play. Receiver Dontrelle Inman is a healthy scratch for the second straight week. Starting right tackle Joseph Barksdale , who has been playing through injury, will more than likely be replaced by Michael Schofield, the former Bronco. Defensive tackle Corey Liuget has been dealing with a sore back and is ruled out. Backup Darius Philon hasn’t been playing like a backup, so this isn’t a big concern.

That said, let’s see if the Bolts can continue their win streak. Bolt up!