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LA Chargers: 5 bold predictions vs. Denver Broncos

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

5. Justin Herbert puts the game on ice with a fantastic last drive

I know that the Denver Broncos are banged up by injuries and on paper, the LA Chargers should win this game by quite a lot, especially if the team forces two turnovers and Justin Herbert throws for 380 yards.

However, it is the Chargers and I do think this game is going to be a lot closer than Charger fans want it to be. I think the Denver defense will come up with some big stops during this game to limit the Chargers to three points and keep this from being a blowout.

This won’t be a game-winning drive in the traditional sense, though. I have the Chargers being up 26-21 (three touchdowns, two field goals and a missed extra point) with around five minutes left in the game.

The Chargers will get the ball deep in their own territory after a Denver punt and Herbert will be tasked with milking the clock and making it a two-possession game. A field goal would be nice, as it would make it an eight-point game but a touchdown will be even better to make it a 12-point game.

Herbert is going to look extremely poised and drive down the field, milking the clock all the way down before connecting on a touchdown pass to extend the lead to 33-21. He will leave the Broncos with very little time on the clock and while they will have a “chance,” the game will essentially be over.

Yet again, the story after the game will be just how dang good Justin Herbert is and how he was poised and led a big drive in a must-win game against a division foe.

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And just like that, the LA Chargers will get their first division win since the 2018 season.

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