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LA Chargers: Getting to know the Week 8 opponent, the Denver Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos attempts a pass against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos attempts a pass against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Broncos’ recent performances

The Denver Broncos come into this meeting with a 2-4 record, tied with the Chargers for last in the AFC West. However, after starting the season 0-3 the Broncos have won two of their last three games.

Taking a look at their last four games, the Broncos were defeated by the Buccaneers 28-10 in Week 3 as they were forced to start Jeff Driskel following a Drew Lock injury early in Week 2. Driskel and the offense could not get anything going as Brett Rypien would later replace Driskel. Both quarterbacks threw an interception and were sacked a total of six times by the Bucs’ defense.

In Week 4, the Broncos picked up their first win of the season against the New York Jets. The Broncos defense was dominating the Jets offensive line as they picked up six sacks on the day, including 2.5 by Bradley Chubb.

Brett Rypien got the start in this matchup after taking over for Driskel in the previous week. Their quarterback struggles continued as Rypien threw three interceptions, allowing the Jets to stay in the game. In the end, the better team won as the Broncos defeated the Jets 37-28.

The Week 5 matchup with the Patriots was rescheduled to Week 6 due to COVID-19. This game was all defense and kickers for the most part as the only touchdown in the game came on a Cam Newton run in the fourth quarter.

Broncos’ kicker Brandon McManus was perfect on the day going 6-6 on his field-goal attempts, leading the Broncos to their second win of the season.

This past week, the Broncos took on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs easily took this matchup, defeating the Broncos 43-16. Drew Lock and the offense could not find any rhythm as he was sacked three times and they turned the ball over four times.

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