The LA Chargers take on the Denver Broncos in Week 8 of the 2020 season.
The LA Chargers have a must-win divisional game against the Denver Broncos this Sunday. It might seem a bit absurd to call a game this soon a must-win but the Chargers need to string together some wins if they are going to make a run at the playoffs.
The game seemingly was in jeopardy after it was announced that Ryan Groy tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and then a Broncos linebacker tested positive on Thursday. However, it has been reported that the game is moving ahead as planned with an afternoon kick-off on Sunday.
Thus, we keep trucking along with pre-game coverage. Here are our five bold predictions for the game.
1. Justin Herbert set an LA Chargers record
Justin Herbert has been absolutely phenomenal and is putting together numbers this early in his career that the likes of only Patrick Mahomes have achieved. I don’t think that slows down in Week 8 even with the team playing in Denver against a great defensive head coach and a potentially compromised offensive line.
Herbert can throw under pressure and I think the LA Chargers turn to the passing game more than the running game than they have in past weeks. Herbert should get a similar workload as he got against Jacksonville but will be more efficient.
This will lead to Herbert having even more passing yards than the 347 he had against Jacksonville. Thus, he will set a Chargers record for the most passing yards in a game in Denver against the Broncos.
Philip Rivers currently holds that record with 377 passing yards in Denver in 2008. Herbert will reach 380, set a new career-high and set a franchise high.