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Bold predictions for Chargers Week 13 game against the Broncos

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball as Kareem Jackson #22 and Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos defend during the first half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball as Kareem Jackson #22 and Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos defend during the first half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers has a third-quarter touchdown reception against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers has a third-quarter touchdown reception against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Mike Williams has second 100-yard game of the season

Many expected a Mike Williams breakout season, but 13 weeks into the season, it hasn’t come yet. He has shown flashes here and there but hasn’t been consistent. Sunday can present an opportunity for Williams to shine.

Allen will likely draw a lot of attention from Chris Harris Jr. and the rest of the Broncos’ secondary. That will help Williams get open more easily, even if he isn’t known for getting a lot of separation. If Allen is gathering a lot of double and triple coverage, Rivers may instead look for Williams, who makes a living out of contested catches.

Williams doesn’t need a lot of catches to reach the 100-yard mark. The only time he has done it this season, he managed the feat with just three receptions for 111 receiving yards. In fact, he is averaging a whopping 31.1 yards per catch in his last four games.

Williams will take advantage of the attention garnered by Allen and end the day with 100 yards receiving at least.

Chargers bold prediction: Drew Lock is sacked five times

Welcome to the NFL, rookie. The Chargers haven’t reached five sacks in any game so far this season, but that could change Sunday when they face the rookie Lock, who will be making his first career start.

The last time a rookie quarterback made his first start against the Chargers was when Devlin Hodges led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory. The Chargers’ defense has improved a lot since then, and will have Melvin Ingram for the game. The return of James and Phillips can also mean trouble for the young quarterback from Missouri.

Lock won’t have the help of the Steelers’ top-notch offensive line either, which will help Ingram, Joey Bosa and the rest of the Chargers’ pass rush to sack Lock five times.

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