The Denver Broncos look to bounce from their loss to the Atlanta Falcons when they face the San Diego Chargers Thursday. Question remains if starting quarterback Trevor Siemian will take the snaps considering his shoulder injury and lead them to a victory.
According to Pro Football Talk Siemian is still listed as questionable to start for the Broncos as they have yet to receive the injury status report. Siemian was also limited in taking snaps during the team’s practice putting the quarterback chores in the hands of Paxton Lynch and Austin Davis.
If that happens then Odds Shark’s prediction would give the Broncos their second setback despite getting a -3.5 opening. However, the good thing for the Broncos is that the Chargers just play bad against good teams. The Broncos hold a 5-0 record against the Chargers in their previous meetings.
The Chargers have the tendency to collapse during end games that give them a +3.5 going into their meeting with the Broncos. Though the Chargers could capitalize on Siemian and coach Gary Kubiak’s absence. This will leave the Broncos vulnerable as Special team coordinator Joe DeCamillis steps in as interim coach.
However, there is no guarantee that the Broncos will let their guard’s down as they would want to bounce back from a loss. A win would give the Broncos a boost going into a three weeks rest before coming back in Week 10 to face the New Orleans Saints.
Chargers’ coach Mike McCoy will have to rely on Kellen Clemens and Philip Rivers to deliver and get around the Broncos’ defense. The key for the Chargers is not to panic during the second half to deliver the winning punch.
Despite heavy favorites on the odds going into Thursday night’s primetime showdown, Odds Shark favors the Chargers to win the game. However, they must still have to overcome a solid Broncos defensive line namely with Derek Wolfe leading the way.
It will be an interesting match about how the Broncos will be able to survive a game without Siemian and Kubiak. But it will be a shocker if Siemian steps on the field and lead the Broncos past the struggling Chargers.
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