Today’s game between the Chargers and Broncos will feature the type of matchup everyone yearns for in Week 17 of the NFL season: a battle between backup quarterbacks.
You heard that right. A duel between two players with nothing to lose and only everything to gain.
As of Sunday morning, the Chargers are still 3.5-point underdogs (per DraftKings Sportsbook) on the road in Denver. The move to bench Russell Wilson for Jarrett Stidham only moved the line from 5.5 to 3.5, meaning the folks Las Vegas aren’t too high on the Bolts’ chances today, no matter who is quarterbacking the Broncos.
Aside from the electric quarterback battle, both teams will be without their top wide receiver. The Chargers will miss both Keenan Allen and Joshua Palmer while the Broncos will be without Courtland Sutton. Allen and Sutton are both having Pro Bowl-level seasons, but now fans will have to settle for watching Quentin Johnston and Jerry Jeudy as their respective teams’ WR1s.
Can the Chargers avoid ruining the tank? Will the Broncos still have enough without Wilson? Tune in later today to find out.
For all the information you need to watch today’s game, check it out below.
Date: Sunday, December 31st
Kickoff: 1:25pm (PT)
Location: Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Watch it live: CBS
Live stream: NFL+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV Listen: ALT FM-98.7 for the local broadcast. San Bernardino will air it on KATY 101.3 FM, Eugene on KORE 1050 AM/95.7 FM, Palm Springs/Yucca KNWZ FM & KNWH AM, Las Vegas KXNT 840 AM, KXST CBS SPORTS 1140, and KLUC 98.5 HD2. Spanish broadcast will be available locally at Que Buena FM 105.5/94.3 and in San Diego at Uniradio XHFG 107.3 FM.
Odds: Broncos (-3.5) (DraftKings Sportsbook)
SB Nation Affiliate: Mile High Report