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Bold predictions for Chargers in Week 5 against the Broncos

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers plays the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers plays the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – AUGUST 24: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a short pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – AUGUST 24: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a short pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Tyrod Taylor gets a touchdown

It’s very unlikely the Chargers’ backup quarterback gets a touchdown for a very obvious reason: you can’t throw a touchdown if you’re not on the field. However, as mentioned before, the Broncos are big underdogs.

Should things go like last week’s game, and the Chargers build a very healthy lead, it could prompt Taylor to see some fourth-quarter action once again. When he sees the field, he’ll prove why he’s the best backup in the league with a touchdown in garbage time.

Chargers bold prediction: The offensive line gets a clean sheet

The Broncos have struggled to get pressure on the quarterback this season. That is one of the biggest surprises in the league, as the pass rush of Von Miller and Chubb was one of the most feared entering the season.

Now down one member of that fearsome duo, the Broncos may be the first team this season to fail to get a sack on the Chargers. The Bolts’ offensive line has performed better than expected this season, but still, has a long way to go.

Good pass blocking, quick releases by Philip Rivers, and perhaps even Forrest Lamp chipping in and performing well will all combine with the Chargers using their excellent running back duo to exploit a suspect run defense and keep the pressure away from Rivers. All this will amount to the Chargers leaving the game sack free for the first time this season.

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