If a football team was judged based on their performance up until the Fourth quarter, then the Chargers would be classified as borderline elite. However, they continue to find ways to lose.
Michael Crabtree is having a great year and produced again in this Game. Phillip Rivers continues to hold the team on his shoulders and make less than mediocre, relatively speaking, receivers look like more than mediocre receivers.
The emergence of Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon have to shed some positive light on the Charger’s future, right? It’s tough to tell because their defense is not getting any better and who knows how long Rivers will want to continue to play. Finding a quarterback as skilled and passionate as him will be quite the challenge.
The Denver Broncos are coming off their first loss of the season albeit with their rookie, second string quarterback at the helm. The offense looked miserable, just plain miserable. Although look for Devontae Booker to get a few more touches this Thursday night as he played a pretty good Game.
The defense was able to somewhat contain the highest scoring and highest producing offense in the league although Tevin Coleman had himself quite the Game. The Broncos issues were on the offensive side of the ball. The score is not a good indicator of how the Game was played. The Falcons were in control of this Game and were never in true jeopardy of losing control or the Game.
Trevor Siemian is slated to return from injury and start for the Broncos. Based on his small sample size of performances, this should give the Broncos an extra boost on offense. That extra boost on offense combined with an elite defense could spell trouble for the Chargers.
The Chargers do have a legitimate offense since Rivers is out there conducting it and have a puncher’s chance to get over the hump.
Neither side looks attractive to us, however, Our model has this Game in the mid 50’s so we’ll go over the posted total of 45. Den/SD OVER 45