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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: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Rivers throws for 300 yards, now for real

Back in Week 5, I predicted that Rivers would throw for 300 yards. It didn’t come close, as Rivers only threw for 211 yards despite attempting 48 passes. History indicates it probably won’t happen again, but I’m doubling down on the prediction.

There are many arguments as to why it won’t happen, most of which are detailed in the Week 5 article. The main argument against it is that Rivers has only managed one 300-yard game in his last 18 games against Denver. That’s right, eighteen.

It hurts to say that the Broncos have owned Rivers for almost the entire decade, but he has the opportunity to get the last laugh of the 2010s. Most would argue it’s more likely for Rivers to have his seventh game with less than 100 yards against the Broncos in those 18 games. The stats indicate that, after all.

But the Rivers that gets on the field on Sunday may be a different Rivers than the one that has been seen these past few weeks. He has had a bye week to watch film, get over his mistakes and get ready for #Philcember. Yes, that’s a thing.

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Rivers will be as fiery and fired up as always, and will be hungry for a much-needed win. He will show it on the field, and his stat line will back it up with 300 passing yards.

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