Opponent Profile: Hungry Chargers A Tenacious Foe For Broncos

October 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Opponent Profile: Hungry Chargers A Tenacious Foe For Broncos
By Rich Kurtzman

" This is the game everyone in the AFC West has been looking forward to. When the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football, it will decide the early lead of the division which is more contentious than was first thought.

Of course, no one really expected the 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs to beat the 5-1 Chargers in San Diego on Sunday, but that’s exactly what happened. It was a close contest throughout, with the Chargers holding a lead at halftime and into the fourth quarter until the Chiefs battled back and won on the leg of rookie kicker Cairo Santos. Kansas City controlled the clock, holding it for nearly two-thirds (39 minutes) of the game, disallowing Philip Rivers and that awesome offense to run up the score.

Yes, that Chargers offense – who call former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy head coach – has been performing well this season. Rivers is playing his most efficient football ever, with 17 touchdowns thrown compared to a mere three interceptions, and the offense has yet to lose a fumble "

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