I've been clicking on this site all day waiting for a Bronco-Chargers related post so that we could start the banter/analysis and there's nothing. Just, "Oh, we kicked the Bengals' asses" posts. You did. Congrats. (Though Dalton kicked his own ass as much as anything you guys did). In fact you were wusses on 4th down a few times, as your front page post detailed and won in spite of it. I hope the Chargers themselves are basking in their victory as much as this blog is, but I doubt it. Though I can picture Rivers rubbing his bolo tie with his eyes closed saying over and over again "I'm so awesome."
Anyways, there's a lot different for us since Denver last played you. Differences that have me betting the mortgage on the Broncos.
Good for Broncos: Champ Bailey is back and playing mostly like he's historically played. Wes Welker will be back. Julius Thomas will be back (he was injured most of the last game). Sylvester Williams isn't as green as he was when we last played SD, and he's really improving quickly. It's not a Thursday game (Denver deserves no mercy for sucking on a Thursday game when you guys did great. Nonetheless, Manning whined about it, Denver was flat and uninspired, players said the locker room was dead before game..... blah, blah blah). Denver was dealing with self-inflicted drama with benching Woodyard and Ihenacho before SD game, which drama has settled since.....
Bad for Broncos: Von freaking Miller blew out his knee.
Anyways, I think the whole "keep away" strategy SD beat Denver with last game will be countered. With Welker back, we won't give SD multiple back to back 3 and outs. Denver will also know that it lost to SD before and won't be coming in cocky. I predict a comfortable victory for Denver because, of course I do, I'm a Bronco fan. So talk trash, but do it with helpful insight as to why I'm wrong. SBNation is awesome because of opportunities to interact with the "bad guys", and it makes me a better NFL fan, even if it knocks off my orange tinted glasses from time to time.
(To j-man and brad: I was waiting all day for one of your "ask a Broncos fan" posts as well as a BFTB post, but I am out of patience. I want to talk Chargers-Broncos nowwww).