The Denver Broncos had opened 2.5 point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers last week, but after an impressive comeback win over the Oakland Raiders by Los Angeles and an impressive choke job by Denver at home to the lowly New York Giants, the script has flipped.
Frankly, that is fine by me. This team tends to thrive when they are underdogs and struggles as favorites.
The Broncos knocked the Chargers on the heels early in their Week 1 matchup on Monday Night Football, but with a 24-7 lead in the fourth quarter they failed to generate any offense and the defense began to show cracks in their No Fly Zone.
Philip Rivers made a few big plays scoring two touchdowns in the quarter to close the gap. That failure by the Broncos to generate any offense has now expanded to a multi-game stretch, which should be cause for major concern heading into this game.