Week 11 vs. Denver Broncos
Sitting at 7-2, the Chargers are ready to make a strong push for the AFC West division title and maybe a first-round bye in the playoffs. They have the next two games at home.
In come the Denver Broncos, a team that is going to be much improved from last season. The Broncos have surrounded Case Keenum with offensive weapons and still have one of the league’s best defenses.
The Chargers were able to shut the Broncos at StubHub Center last season as the Broncos were a team which couldn’t get out of its own way. Expect them to be much more competitive this time around.
But the Chargers are riding a three-game winning streak according to our predictions and will be hitting on all cylinders when the Broncos arrive in Los Angeles.
The Chargers will have to prove they can handle the pass rush of Denver which now features Bradley Chubb to go along with Von Miller. That will be a tough ask of the offensive line, but if Rivers can stay upright, the Chargers will be able to attack the Denver secondary with Keenan Allen and company.
They’ll have to, because the Broncos had one of the league’s best run defenses last year. However, the key to this game will be when the Broncos have the ball. The Chargers will end up forcing multiple turnovers, creating short fields for Rivers and his offense to put up just enough points to win another close game.
With the win, the Chargers move to 4-0 against the AFC West and will be in prime position to get their first division title since 2009.
Prediction: Chargers 19, Broncos 14