The Denver Broncos (6-9) have dropped three-straight games and are hosting a Los Angeles Chargers (11-4) team with potential AFC West division title on the line. That reality has the Chargers a 6.5 point favorite in this game.
The Chargers are a bit unpredictable in their own right, despite being a legitimate playoff contender, and that could mean Vance Joseph and the Broncos could finish the 2018 season on a high note with a home win. Given the season is wholly lost, a win would be the difference between picking in the Top 10 and picking 16th in the 2019 NFL Draft - if you care about such things.
After securing their franchises first back-to-back losing season in 46 years, they face another dubious record they hope to avoid in their first back-to-back 10-loss season in 51 years. The question for fans really comes down to which do you care more about - draft position or avoiding another embarrassing record set?
Editor’s Note: Story modified to account for the Chiefs game being flexed to the afternoon.