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San Diego vs. Denver, 12/12/2013 20:25
Point Spread: -10/-105 Denver
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The Thursday night NFL game takes us to Mile High as the San Diego Chargers take on the Denver Broncos. You can enjoy this AFC West from the comfort of your couch on the NFL Network at 8:25 pm EST. Currently, we see the Broncos being favored by 10.5 points. Denver is looking to wrap up a perfect 8-0 record at home tonight. San Diego is clinging to hope that they can somehow wrap up the last wild-card spot as they sit a game behind both the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins.
The Chargers come in off a very good game against the New York Giants last week as they laid a 37-14 beating on the G-Men. Phillip Rivers is a game away from tossing for 4000 yards again, and has 26TDs and 9INTs on the year. Running Back Ryan Matthews is off a 100 yard game and is having a solid season helping out Rivers as he is averaging over 4 yards a rush. Antonio Gates is showing no signs of slowing down as he leads SD in receptions (68).Rookie Keenan Allen is having a super year closing in on 1000 yards receiving and 5 TDs.
The offense is not a problem for San Diego. They are 4th in total yards. They can move the ball. The defense is a leaky faucet. They are ranked 28th in total yards allowed and total passing yards. Rivers is capable of putting up points here absolutely. But if the defense can't make stops, you will be in for a long afternoon on the road.
I am sure a lot of people thought last week would the time to play against Manning and the Broncos. Off another win over KC, they could easily be in a 'let down' spot against the Titans with this division game on tap. That didn't work out for Titans backers. And I don't think it is going to work out here for Chargers backers.
This Denver team just continues to move the ball, and more importantly put 7 on the board instead of 3. Broncos clearly the class of the AFC. These guys just put up points like a Top 5 college team facing their non-conference schedule. They just eclipsed 50 points for the 3rd time this season. They are averaging a shade under 40ppg on the season.
Now, why the cover. My thinking is simple. Denver needs to keep pace with both the Patriots and the Chiefs. Pats already have the head to head win. Baring an epic collapse of them losing the rest of the year, they should stay ahead of KC. But New England is just a game back and they can't afford a slip up here. They want this home field through the play-offs.
I had San Diego at home last time these guys met. That was my only loss that week in the NFL. I'm not making that mistake again. Denver is the better team here. Manning has something to prove playing in the 'cold.' They will also want to wrap up a tidy undefeated home mark. The stage is set here on the NFL Network for something special to happen. How about another 7 TD night from Manning?
We are going to lay the number here with the DENVER BRONCOS. Time to BURY THE MAN!