NFL Betting: San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

December 13th, 2011 NFL Football

In week six, the Broncos and Chargers both had a bye week, and at that point it looked like the Nov 27 Broncos at Chargers would probably not mean much for the Broncos as they would be out of the playoff picture.

The Chargers defeated the Broncos 29-24 in week five, dropping the Broncos to 1-4 and giving the Chargers a 4-1 record. Since, however, the Chargers have lost five in a row and the Broncos have won four out of five. NFL Betting action on San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos.

One thing that changed for the Broncos after the bye week was their starting quarterback. Tim Tebow got his first start of the season in week seven and, although his passing statistics have been downright awful at times, he has found a way to win. Often Tebow relies on his feet more heavily than his arm, but he has shown an ability to make crucial passes when the Broncos most need them. Much of Denver’s success is also attributable to their defense stiffening up and holding their opponents to fifteen points or less in three of their last four wins. Their running game has also been superior, as they’re averaging over 150 yards per game rushing.

The Chargers have been suffering in part due to the play of quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers has carried the Chargers on his back in the past, but this year he has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. San Diego’s defense also has been dreadful at times. They’ve allowed their last six opponents to score 23 or more points and they rank near the bottom of the league in yards allowed. Check the Football odds for San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos.

It would seem these two teams are headed in opposite directions, yet the opening line for the game surprisingly has the Chargers as seven point favorites. The experts keep expecting Tim Tebow’s poor passing performances to affect the outcome of his games, but he proves them wrong week in and week out. However, if the Chargers offense is on, the Broncos will need to find a way to put some more points on the board than they have been these past several weeks. Open an account and enjoy Up to 265% in Bonuses.

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