Broncos-Chargers Preview Capsule
DENVER (3-6) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (7-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 7 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 3-5-1, Chargers 5-4
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 65-51-1
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Broncos 21-0, Oct. 22, 2017
LAST WEEK - Broncos had bye, lost to Houston 19-17 on Nov. 4; Chargers beat Raiders 20-6
AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 23, Chargers No. 5
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (9), PASS (17).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (10).
CHAGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (7), PASS (13).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (17), PASS (17).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Broncos have won two of past three in series . Denver hoping for better post-bye run after franchise-worst eight-game skid last year. ... RB Phillip Lindsay leads all rookie rushers with 591 yards on 110 carries for 5.4-yard average. ... Rookie RB Royce Freeman, who's missed two games with sprained ankle, returns this weekend. He has 4.4-yard average and four TDs. ... Broncos are fifth in league with 45 plays of 20 yards or more. . LBs Von Miller (9) and Bradley Chubb (8) have most sacks by pass-rushing duo. Chubb has 6 1-2 sacks in past four games. . Denver leads league with three blocked kicks (punt, field goal and extra-point attempt). . Chargers are league-best 13-3 since Week 9 last season. Their six-game winning streak marks 11th time since merger they had streak of six or more. . QB Philip Rivers has thrown two or more TDs in nine straight games. Only five QBs in league history have string of 10 or more games. . RB Melvin Gordon third in AFC with 1,033 scrimmage yards. He has at least 120 yards and TD in five straight games. . WR Keenan Allen has four touchdowns in past five games vs. Denver. . LB Melvin Ingram has sack in three straight games. . Chargers allowing just 15.5 points per game during winning streak. ... Fantasy tip: Broncos QB Case Keenum has thrown two or more touchdown passes in three of past five past games.
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