Denver Broncos (4-1) at San Diego Chargers (1-4)
NFL Football: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Broncos look to get back in the win column after a loss last weekend as they head into San Diego to take on the Chargers for Thursday Night Football.
The Broncos suffered their first loss of the season last weekend and will be out to shore some things up on the defensive side of the ball after the Atlanta Falcons gashed them last weekend at Mile High, and now they face another divisional show down on a short week. The Broncos are likely to have Trevor Siemian back in the lineup after he sat out last weekend and that should be music to the ears of the Broncos offense as the likes of Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, and CJ Anderson should be in for big nights against a hapless Chargers defense that was just ransacked by the Oakland Raiders.
The Chargers continue to find ways to lose but are one of the most exciting teams in the league to watch as they have a wealth of options on offense despite being without Keenan Allen, and now with Joey Bosa in the lineup on the defensive line it adds another dimension to their pass rush that has been missing since the start of the year. The Chargers will look for just their second win of the season but will be in tough against a Broncos side that lost their first game and have now fallen into a tie with the Raiders for first place in the AFC West and while it is on a short week and the Broncos will be without Gary Kubiak on the sidelines, I am not sure it matters here as Denver is just the better team.
The Broncos are 8-1 ATS in their last nine Thursday games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight overall, and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 against the AFC West while the Chargers are 5-0 ATS in their last five against the AFC West, 7-1 ATS in their last eight against the AFC, and 4-1 ATS in their last five against a team with a winning record. Denver is the better team and should have no issues getting back in the win column comfortably.