Prediction for matchup between Chargers, Broncos in Week 16

Gavino Borquez
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The Los Angeles Chargers are set to face off against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 1:05 p.m. PT at SoFi Stadium.

Both team’s playoff hopes are dead, but some players and coaches are trying to keep their jobs alive. The last time out, Denver squeaked away with a victory, as they won on the final play of the game, which was a one-yard touchdown pass.

Offensively, quarterback Justin Herbert continues to engineer an offense that’s averaging 384.4 yards per game. However, the unit is only averaging 23.4 points per game. Defensively, they’ve been solid against the pass, but they’ve struggled against the run, allowing 123.8 yards per game.

Meanwhile, Denver’s offense has revolved around their ground game, as running backs Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay have averaged 118.8 yards per game. Putting points on the scoreboard has been issue, only amassing 19.7 PPG. Defensively, the Broncos have struggled, allowing 28.2 PPG.

The last time these teams met, Denver had to overcome a 21-point second-half deficit to pull off the come-from-behind win. The injury-riddled Broncos defense will have their hands full with Herbert. QB Drew Lock will play fine. Gordon will run for over 100 yards and a score. Ultimately, Los Angeles, like they’ve done the past two weeks, closes it out.

I’ve got L.A. winning by the score of 27-24.