The Chargers face the Broncos this week in their first AFC West matchup of the year. Here’s some perspective from a writer for the opposing team.
The Chargers face the Denver Broncos at home this Sunday, looking to avenge their loss last season. The Broncos, though 0-4, are no slouch, particularly because they have been a thorn in the Chargers’ side for years and years. Actually, more than a thorn; more like a rose bush of thorns. In fact, the Chargers have not won back-to-back games against the Broncos since 2011.
This week, we went and asked Ty Walden of Predominantly Orange about his team. Here’s what he had to say:
1. Who steps up with the loss of Bradley Chubb? The Chargers have not done well against a dominant pass rush, and although Von Miller is capable of doing it on his own, one more pass rushing defender could really disrupt the Chargers’ offense. Is it another defensive end, or outside linebacker, or perhaps a defensive back?
There are some options at edge rusher for the Denver Broncos. I believe the ones that will step up is Malik Reed and Justin Hollins. Vic Fangio stated that it would be a “committee” type with Chubb’s absence. I am very intrigued to see how the team does with Bradley Chubb’s absence. It is the first big injury of 2019 for the Broncos.
Not many Chargers fans feel too bad about the Broncos losing Chubb for the season, particularly with how many injuries Los Angeles has endured thus far. It’s a huge loss, and really helps the Chargers’ tackles.