The game is set for Sunday October 9, at Mile High at 2:15 p.m. MDT. It will be nationally broadcast by CBS. Marv Albert will do the play by play and Rich Gannon will be the color man. Check here for the broadcast coverage map.
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The Charger Offense is ranked 15th in points (22.8), 7th in Yards (415.8), 6th in Pass Yards (313.8) and 18th in Rushing with 102.0 Yards per game. Their O-Line ranks in the middle of the pack at 15th overall. The Unit has given up 8 Sacks (21st) and 13 Quarterback Hits (5th least). They struggled on 3rd down last Sunday, going 7 for 14 tries, but they have been the best in the league in 3rd downs conversions (58.5 percent, 31 for 53). On 3rd down, they have a conversion rate of 58.5% (31/53) and are (- 4) in Turnovers
San Diego's Defense is 10th in Points Allowed (21.2), 6th in Yards (297.8), 5th in Pass Defense (196.2) and 21st against the Run, allowing an average of 101.5 yards per game. They are also holding opponents to 43.2% (19/44) on 3rd downs.
The Inside Linebackers and leading tacklers are Takeo Spikes (32 TKL, 1 SK, 2 PD) and Donald Butler (28 TKL, 1 SK). On the Outside, Shaun Phillips (15 TKL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 3 PD) and Travis LaBoy (10 TKL) are the starters, but Larry English (5 TKL) is coming off a two-sack game against Miami and Antwan Barnes (3 TKL, 2 SK, 1 FF) are getting some playing time as well.
Rookie CB Marcus Gilchrist (11 TKL,1 INT, 2 PD), filling in for Quentin Jammer (8 TKL), had a big day with an interception and a deflection of a potential touchdown reception last week. The Chargers think he can be something special for them. Quentin has had a Hamstring problem and is expected to play this week, but Gilchrist will see more playing time going forward. Antoine Cason (16 TKL, 4 PD) starts at the RCB spot.
FS Eric Weddle (26 TKL, 2 PD) leads the Chargers with two interceptions. Both have come in the 4th quarter to preserve victories for San Diego. Steve Gregory (12 TKL, 1 PD) and Darrell Stuckey (4 TKL) have stepped up at Strong Safety since the fragile Bob Sanders (12) went on season-ending Injured Reserve for the 4th consecutive year with a knee injury.
Bryan Walters has been the primary Punt Returner (8 for a 5.6 avg.), but Patrick Crayton has returned 3 punts for a 7.3 average. The Chargers are still seeking a return game and Richard Goodman (7 Returns for a 22.4 average) has gotten most of the touches.
K Matt Prater has registered touchbacks on 15-of-18 kickoffs this season and is 1st in the league with an 83.3 touchback percentage.
Denver ranks 1st in the NFL with a punt-return average of 21.9 yards, and is tied for the league lead with one punt-return touchdown.
This will be the 103rd regular season game between two AFL original teams. The Broncos lead the series 54-47-1. They have 35 home wins amassed.
The last time the Broncos swept the series was in 2005. Since then, they have gone 2-8, with the Chargers sweeping in 2006, 2007,
2009 and 2010.
And the last time the Broncos prevailed was nearly 2 years ago. It was a Monday Night on October 19, 2009 in San Diego Chargers. Denver beat the Chargers 34-23.