DENVER (4-1) at SAN DIEGO (4-1)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EST, CBS, NFL Network
OPENING LINE – Broncos by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Denver 4-1, San Diego 3-2
SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead 63-49-1
LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Chargers 27-20, Jan. 3, 2016
LAST WEEK – Broncos lost to Falcons 23-16; Chargers lost to Raiders 34-31
AP PRO32 RANKING – Broncos No. 5, Chargers No. 27
BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (16), PASS (25).
BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (22), PASS (3).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (20), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (8), PASS (27).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Broncos will be without coach Gary Kubiak, who has ''complex migraine condition.'' Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis is serving as interim head coach. … Trevor Siemian expected to return as QB after rookie Paxton Lynch struggled against Falcons. … Broncos have won 15 consecutive division road games, longest such streak in NFL history. … Chargers have lost 10 straight AFC West games going back to 2014. … Chargers coach Mike McCoy on hot seat after team found another way to lose in 34-31 setback at Oakland, when rookie holder Drew Kaser mishandled snap on potential game-tying field goal with 2:07 left. … Chargers are 24-31 overall since hiring McCoy, GM Tom Telesco in January 2013. … Chargers are 5-16 since John Spanos was promoted to president/football operations. Spanos is son of team chairman Dean Spanos, grandson of owner Alex Spanos. … Chargers face uphill battle in getting $1.1 billion public handout for new downtown stadium via Nov. 8 ballot measure that would raise hotel occupancy tax. Fantasy tip: Chargers TE Antonio Gates returned from missing two games with hamstring injury, caught four passes for 30 yards, TD.
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