The San Diego Chargers travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. This game is an incredibly high leverage moment for the Chargers as a loss destroys their playoff odds while a win puts them at nearly 50/50. The season appeared lost after multiple late-game collapses turned games that were already won into devastating losses. However, the play of rookies Joey Bosa and Jatavis Brown have keyed the emergence of a very capable defense coached by John Pagano.
The offensive side of the ball has maintained competent-to-excellent play thanks to the guidance of veteran quarterback Philip Rivers who has managed to turn a group of receivers that nobody would have been happy with before the season into a dynamic passing attack that few in the league can hang with.
The Chargers have won back-to-back games in which they were clear underdogs. Today they face the most difficult game of a three-game stretch that promised to decide if the Chargers are contenders or not.