San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos: Preview and Predictions

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterNovember 12, 2012


If the San Diego Chargers' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taught us anything, it's that Norv Turner doesn't like that word.  

His feelings aside, however, that is exactly what the Chargers' performance was, and you have to think it's just another nail in the coffin of Turner's time in San Diego. 

Quarterback Philip Rivers practically gift-wrapped that game for the Bucs and has little time to dwell on that fact. Now he faces a Denver Broncos defense that feasted on him in the second half of their last showdown.

For the Broncos, this is their chance to take control of the AFC West and to not look back. Peyton Manning and Co. rolled over the Carolina Panthers, but divisional games are nearly always tough. As we saw in the first half of their last matchup with the Broncos, the Chargers are more than capable of hanging with Denver. 

The trouble, as has often been the case in San Diego the last few years, is the drop-off in Rivers' play. Yes, the talent around him is not what it was when he was playing at a high level, but his bad decision-making is simply killing his team. 

In the video above, we look at some of the biggest matchups in this game as well as give our predictions. Let us know what you'll be watching for and who you're picking to win the game.