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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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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws in the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws in the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Philip Rivers throws for over 300 yards

Why is this a bold prediction? Rivers has thrown for over 300 yards three out of four times already this season, falling short by seven against the Detroit Lions.

Rivers has only thrown for over 300 yards once in his last 17 games against the Broncos, including a playoff game. In fact, Rivers averages merely 226 yards per game against the Broncos in those 17 games.

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Even more shocking is the fact that six of those 17 games saw Rivers throw fewer than 200 yards. By Rivers’ standards, this is extremely rare, as he has established himself as one of the most prolific passers in NFL history.

Denver’s defense is not what it used to be, but it still has quality players all over and the potential to wreck games should Miller and the pass rush figure out what’s wrong.

Another factor that may prevent Rivers from racking up yards is that the Chargers are clear favorites for this game. Should the Chargers build a healthy lead, they will probably run out the clock, limiting Rivers’ attempts in the process.

Still, Rivers will go against all odds and throw for over 300 yards against his old rival.

These are the bold predictions for Week 5’s game against the Broncos. Look for next week’s article to check how these predictions performed.

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