The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers will face each other for the second time this season. The teams met in Denver on November 1, with the Broncos pulling out a 31-30 victory as a three-point underdog. The Broncos have defeated the Chargers in three straight meetings, both straight up and against the spread.
Broncos routed by Bills
The Denver Broncos are coming off of an embarrassing 48-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills last Saturday. The Broncos went into the games as a six-point dog and were routed, being outgained 534 to 255 in total yards. Drew Lock received the start at quarterback and completed 20 of 32 passes for 132 yards with one touchdown and no picks in the loss. Lock has played 11 games this season, completing 57.7% of his passes for 2,330 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
On the season, the Broncos are 28th in the NFL, scoring 19.1 points and gaining 323.4 total yards per game. Denver is 13th rushing for 118.8 yards per game and 28th throwing for 204.6. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 28.2 points per game, ranking 27th in the NFL, and give up 364.7 yards per game, which is 21st. The Broncos are 11th against the pass giving up 230.1 yards per game, and 28th allowing 134.6 rushing yards per game. The Chargers are 22nd in the NFL, giving up 123.8 rushing yards per game, and seventh against the pass allowing just 221.3 yards per game.
Charges win second straight game
The Chargers won their second straight game last Thursday with a 30-27 overtime win against the Las Vegas Raiders as a 3.5-point underdog. The Chargers were outgained 449 to 402 in total yards, but the Raiders committed the games only turnover.On the season, the Chargers are 21st in the NFL, scoring 23.4 points and seventh, gaining 384.4 total yards per game. The Chargers are fifth with 272.9 passing yards per game. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert has completed 66.5% of his passes this season, throwing for 3,781 yards with 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Herberbert completed 22 of 32 passes for 314 yards with two touchdowns in the win against the Raiders.
The Chargers are 18th with 111.4 rushing yards per game. Defensively Los Angeles allows 27.8 points per game, ranking 26th in the NFL, and are 10th, allowing just 345.1 yards per game. The Chargers are 22nd in the NFL, giving up 123.8 rushing yards per game, and seventh against the pass allowing just 221.3 yards per game.