Horse Tracks: Chargers Gameday Edition

It's Game Day! The Denver Broncos (11-2) face the San Diego Chargers (6-7) tonight on Thursday Night Football. Get ready for the game here.

NFL Films Preview: Broncos vs. Chargers
NFL Films previews the Week 15 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos.

BTV Daily: Welker Out, Tamme Ready
Jacob Tamme knows he could be called to play in the slot and replace Wes Welker, who has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Chargers.

Denver Broncos News

Manning the Multitasker
The now viral photo of Peyton Manning wearing his helmet in the cold tub is explained.

Defensive Shuffling
Independent analyst Andrew Mason examines the shuffling that the Broncos have undertaken on defense this season.

Paris Lenon in as Broncos' new man in middle - The Denver Post
Wesley Woodyard began this season as the Broncos' defensive captain and starter at football's most romantic defensive position of middle linebacker.

Inconsistent Broncos defense searches for right mix
There's a glass-half-full way to look at the fact the Denver Broncos — already down four starters on defense — benched starting middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard and strong safety Duke Ihenacho in Sunday's win against the Tennessee Titans.

Broncos dive into prime time for sixth time - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
If the Denver Broncos played any more games in prime time, they might qualify for an Emmy.

Del Rio Discusses Rivers, Woodhead
A day before the Broncos take on the Chargers, Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio discussed the play of San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers and running back Danny Woodhead.

Gray Matter Mailbag: Welker Out
This week's Gray Matter mailbag features fan questions on Wes Welker's fill-in, the running back rotation and another Broncos record.

Game Day

Chargers embrace historic chance | UTSanDiego.com
The year was 1988. The Chargers went to Anaheim and beat the Los Angeles Rams, who were favored by 11 points. Since then San Diego is 0-12 against double-digit favorites in the regular season.

Is Philip Rivers having a better season than Peyton Manning? - Bolts From The Blue
While everyone drools over the numbers that Peyton Manning is putting up for the Denver Broncos this season, let's take a moment to remember the incredible year Philip Rivers is currently having for the San Diego Chargers.

3TFO: Chargers @ Broncos, Week 15 | ProFootballFocus.com
Over the season when Chargers rookie D.J. Fluker has played LT he has graded out at -11.4, compared to his RT grade of +3.6.

Top stats to know: Chargers at Broncos - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
Denver has won 13 straight home games, tied for the second-longest streak in team history. If any team can stop the streak, it might be the Chargers. San Diego is 30-6 in December and January regular-season games since 2006, the second-best record in that span behind the Patriots (32-4).

Double Coverage: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos - ESPN
For the second time in six weeks, the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos will square off, with each team working through its postseason checklist...

Kiszla: Loss of "Mr. Milquetoast" gain for Broncos' offense - The Denver Post
Here's betting San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy regrets this stupid statement: "I'm not in the business to play close. We are trying to win. We're going to beat Denver on Thursday night, not play close."

Broncos grumpy about meeting Chargers on short recovery and rest - The Denver Post
In the NFL's 2013 Player Health & Safety Report, the league notes that Thursday games average 5.2 injuries, while Saturday, Sunday and Monday games average 5.3.

Fattening Up on the Chargers offense - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Doc discusses San Diego's offensive personnel in advance of Thursday night's rematch

Keys To Peyton's Success This Season - ESPN Video - ESPN
Antonio Pierce explains why Denver QB Peyton Manning is having such a good season and makes a prediction for tonight's showdown with San Diego.

Manti Te'o makes 'that big jump' | UTSanDiego.com
"I told Coach B, 'I don't know how you let that guy on the field,'" Te'o said. "The stuff I was doing — what was I doing? You live and you learn. I'm glad I learned."

Broncos dive into prime time for sixth time - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
If the Denver Broncos played any more games in prime time, they might qualify for an Emmy.

Double Coverage: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos - ESPN
For the second time in six weeks, the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos will square off, with each team working through its postseason checklist...

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