The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers both have very real stakes in today’s AFC West showdown. While the Broncos can clinch their fourth division title in a row with a win today, the Chargers need to beat the Broncos today at home if they have any hope of making the NFL playoffs. While the talk will be all about Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, the winner may come down to rushing. You can watch the Chargers host the Broncos game on TV or watch Chargers vs Broncos game live online free streaming as well.
Kickoff for today’s Chargers vs Broncos game live online and TV broadcast is scheduled for 4:05 Eastern / 1:05 Pacific. The Chargers / Broncos game is taking place at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Broncos are 3.5-point favorites over San Diego going today’s Chargers game.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning is second in the NFL in total QBR, while Chargers QB Philip Rivers is close behind at fifth. Manning and the Broncos offense got the best of the Chargers when we last watch Chargers vs Broncos game live online on Oct. 23. In that 35-21 Broncos win, Manning completed 25 of 35 passes for 286 yards, with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders accounting for 120 of those yards and three TDs.
San Diego has some key defensive weapons today who previously had to watch Broncos game live from the sidelines. And they could prove challenging at home for Manning. Linebackers Melvin Ingram, Manti Te’o and Jeremiah Attaochu are all back in the Chargers lineup, as is cornerback Brandon Flowers.
Yet much like that game saw Broncos running back Juwan Thompson playing a major role with two touchdowns, the Broncos rushing game may once again prove the difference as we watch Chargers game today live. Montee Ball has missed eight games with injury, while Ronnie Hillman has missed four. Yet Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has averaged 100 yards rushing per game and scored six TDs during the past five weeks. Anderson coming on recently will challenge the Chargers’ recent record of getting the better of the Broncos’ ground game.
Likewise, the Chargers will need to prove more of a test for the Broncos as we watch Broncos vs Chargers game live online or on TV today. The Broncos have the NFL’s second-best run defense, while San Diego’s 84.7 rushing yards per game is just 28th in the league. For Rivers to establish himself early and have time to run through his progressions, Chargers running backs Brandon Oliver and Ryan Matthews will need to deliver.
If you’re unable to watch the San Diego Chargers host the Denver Broncos on TV on CBS, you can watch Chargers vs Broncos game live online free streaming on CBS Sports website. You can also watch the Chargers / Broncos game live online free on the DirecTV website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX.