Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/10/13
Denver Broncos (7-1) at San Diego Chargers (4-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers +7 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
The high powered Denver Broncos visit Qualcomm Stadium to face the San Diego Chargers.
The Broncos headed in to their bye week in style with a 45-21 victory over Washington behind another big offensive showing as the top ranked offense in both yardage and scoring continued to light up opposing defenses. The Redskins actually held a 21-14 lead in the third quarter before Peyton Manning and crew got un tracked with 31 straight points over the final 15 minutes. Mannining had somewhat of an uneven day by completing 30-44 for four touchdowns but he also threw three interceptions including a pick six before finding the groove. Knowshon Moreno and Wes Welker caught six balls each for a combined 170 yards and a touchdown while the defense held RG III and company to 266 yards including their own pick six.
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Even though San Diego doesn't stand out with their 4-4 record I believe the Chargers have been more successful then most experts believed they would be half way through the season. Only one defeat has come by more then a single score although I'm sure last Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss at Washington is sticking with them. The defense didn't play well with the Redskins driving the ball effortlessly in OT for the winning touchdown although they did have a pick six. The offense played well in spurts but had no threat on the ground with just 69 yards to hang their hat on and their inability to punch the ball in from the one foot line at the end of regulation was simply tough to watch if you had money on them. Philip Rivers was the offense with a 29-46 performance for 341 yards with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions with Keenan Allen grabbing eight balls for 128 yards and a score.
Interesting match up with San Diego probably out of the postseason conversation with a loss and Denver looking to avoid falling two games behind Kansas City for the AFC West lead. The over has hit in 12 straight for the Broncos and I'm leaning that way but I don't know if I can force myself to play a total this high...