SAN DIEGO (6-7) at DENVER (11-2)
8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network.
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 10 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 7-5-1, Denver 9-4.
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 58-48-1.
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Chargers 28-20 on Nov. 10, 2013.
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers 18th, Broncos 2nd.
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (20), PASS (4)
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (28)
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (12), PASS (1)
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (7), PASS (29)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game features two of NFL's best offenses and two of league's most porous defenses, especially against the pass. With unseasonably warm temperatures, this game could kick off another high-scoring weekend following last week's record onslaught in the snow and ice. ... Former Charger Shaun Philips leads Broncos with 9 1/2 sacks. Thomas Keiser, Corey Liuget tied for Chargers lead with 4 1/2. ... Broncos coach John Fox missed last game between these teams while recovering in a North Carolina hospital from heart surgery. Says he doesn't remember much about that game. Here's a quick recap: Demaryius Thomas had 3 TD catches in Jack Del Rio's debut as interim head coach. ... QB Philip Rivers 118 yards shy of fifth 4,000-yard season. Has NFL-best 70.3 completion percentage in '13. ... Rivers 5-2 in Denver. ... RB Ryan Matthews 115 yards from second career 1,000-yard season. ... RB Danny Woodhead tied for league-high among RBs with 65 catches. ... WR Keenan Allen (61) has most catches by Chargers rookie. He's 99 yards shy of club record for most yards by rookie (John Jefferson, 1,001 in '78). ... Broncos first team since merger to top 50 points three times. ... Peyton Manning's 45 TD passes six shy of Tom Brady's '07 record. ... Manning 10-0 vs. AFC West with 28 TDs, six interceptions. ... RB Knowshon Moreno needs 80 yards for first 1,000-yard season. ... TE Julius Thomas' 11 TDs one more than Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe (10 in '96, '98) for most TDs by TE in franchise history. ... Denver first team in NFL history to have four players with 10 TDs in a season. Eric Decker two shy of joining list.
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