The Denver Broncos will be heavy underdogs when they host the San Diego Chargers this Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos are off to a 1-3 start and are coming off a 49-23 trouncing at the hands of the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers, who had a career day. San Diego, although typically sluggish out of the gate, is 3-1 and still possesses an offense with enough dynamic weapons to raise eyebrows across the league.
Furthermore, history also sides with the visitors this Sunday. The last time the Broncos defeated the Chargers was September of 2008 when the Broncos escaped with a one-point win. Prior to that, one must go all the way back to 2005 to find the last Broncos victory over the Bolts.
Still, this is the NFL, and as the cliche goes: any team can win on any given Sunday. Especially at home. Already, this has happened several times this season: the Buffalo Bills defeated their arch nemesis New England Patriots—intercepting Tom Brady four times, the hapless Chiefs were victorious last week and the much maligned Bengals have already won twice.
In that same spirit of hope and possibility (and maybe some orange-colored glasses), the following slides examine 10 ways in which the Denver Broncos can defeat the San Diego Chargers this Sunday on their home turf.