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LA Chargers: Getting to know the Week 16 Opponent, the Denver Broncos

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 13: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 13: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Broncos’ Recent Performances

The Broncos are 5-9 on the year and are 1-3 in their last four matchups.

The Saints dismantled the Broncos in Week 12, 31-3. The Broncos were forced to start Kendall Hinton at quarterback after all of their other quarterbacks were considered high risk for COVID-19 after Jeff Driskel tested positive.

Hinton and the offense only put up 112 total yards on the day and turned the ball over three times. Latavius Murray ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns with Taysom Hill adding two scores on the ground for the Saints as well.

In Week 13, the Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 22-16. Drew Lock struggled as he threw for 151 yards and two interceptions. Tyrann Mathieu picked off Lock twice while Travis Kelce brought in eight receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown to beat the Broncos.

The Broncos picked up their fifth win of the year in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers, winning 32-27. Lock had one of his best performances of the season as he completed 78% of his passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns.

Rookie receiver KJ Hamler caught two passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns while Tim Patrick and Nick Vannett caught one touchdown each. The Broncos’ defense was able to bring down Teddy Bridgewater four times as four different Broncos each recorded a sack.

This past week, the Bills dominated the Broncos, winning 48-19. Josh Allen continued to make his case for MVP as he threw for 359 yards and two touchdowns while adding two touchdowns on the ground.

Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley each recorded over 100 receiving yards. Drew Lock and the Broncos’ offense struggled to keep up with the Bills as they dropped their ninth game of the season.

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