Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers – Monday October 15, 2012 8:30PM EST
If you are getting ready to bet on a San Diego Chargers comeback in week six after losing on the road to the New Orleans Saints in week five, then you may want to think about it first. The Chargers were not blown out in the
game, but the San Diego defense was unable to stop Drew Brees and the Saints’ offense while the Chargers’ offense had all kinds of problems against the New Orleans defense. The problem that San Diego will run into in week six is that the Denver Broncos play a similar game to the Saints.
The Denver Broncos are finally seeing the Peyton Manning era coming together nicely as the football betting sites
are starting to see the zip and accuracy in Manning’s throws that they are used to seeing. The problem that Peyton Manning was having was that he and his receivers were not in sync when it came to changes in plays at the line and
running patterns. It looks like Manning and his receivers are working out the kinks and the Denver offense is looking just as exciting as the Colts’ offense did for over a decade. There is a lot more to this Denver team than just Peyton Manning and the Chargers will find that out on Monday night.
San Diego Chargers
Any of the price per head bookie experts that watched the game between the Chargers and Saints could see the problems that San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers and his receivers were having with the speedy Saints’ defensive backs. The Denver secondary, anchored by cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Tracy Porter, is a much
more aggressive and experienced secondary that will keep things very tight for San Diego. That means that the Chargers will have to turn to Ryan Mathews and the running game, which has not worked out this season either.
Peyton Manning inherited a Denver team with a young offense, an established defense and a reliable special teams unit. The 5 dimes reviews on the Broncos for 2011 kept saying that all the team needed was a
quarterback to be a Super Bowl contender. Fans forget that a new quarterback usually means a new offensive system. Now that it looks like Peyton Manning and the offense is getting on track, that means that the defense can get much more aggressive at shutting down the opposing offense. It all spells bad things for
the San Diego Chargers.
The Bottom Line
As much as people want to be excited about the San Diego Chargers, there is too much missing from this San Diego team to think that it will be able to compete for a playoff spot. The Denver Broncos will continue to
exploit the Chargers weaknesses that came up against the Saints and send San
Diego down to another loss.
Pick: Denver Broncos