SAN DIEGO (3-4) at DENVER (5-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 7
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SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 63-50-1
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Broncos 21-13, Oct. 13
LAST WEEK - Chargers beat Falcons 33-30, OT; Broncos beat Texans 27-9
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 19, Broncos No. 4
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (23), PASS (5).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (8), PASS (14).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (16), PASS (28).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (22) PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - San Diego RB Melvin Gordon leads league with 10 TDs. He rushed for 94 yards and TD in last game vs. Broncos and had three TDs vs. Falcons. ... Chargers rookie TE Hunter Henry had six catches for 83 yards and TD against Denver. ... K Josh Lambo's 72 points tied for league lead. ... QB Philip Rivers threw for 371 yards last week, his 49th career 300-yard game. ... Rookie DE Joey Bosa has four sacks in first three career games. ... LB Melvin Ingram has 10+ sacks, two forced fumbles in last dozen games. ... LB Denzel Perryman had first career interception last week. ... Rookie LB Jatavis Brown had 15 tackles and sack in last meeting. ... Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (right knee) sidelined after best game of season (107 yards and TD on 16 carries) Monday night vs. Texans. So rookie Devontae Booker gets first career start vs. Chargers. Booker had 46 yards on five carries in last meeting and 83 yards and first career TD on 17 carries vs. Houston. ... WR Bennie Fowler had first career TD in last meeting. ... In last 11 games against San Diego, OLB Von Miller has 12 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. ... With MLB Brandon Marshall (hamstring) ailing, Corey Nelson expected to play big role in defending crossing routes by tight ends San Diego employed heavily in first meeting. ... Fantasy Tip: WR Demaryius Thomas has eight TDs in last nine games vs. Chargers and his ailing hip looks like it's finally getting better.
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