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Bronco Rob
11-18-2010, 04:24 PM
NFL preview capsule: Broncos at Chargers

By The Associated Press
4 hours, 10 minutes ago


DENVER (3-6) At SAN DIEGO (4-5)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE—Chargers by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD—Denver 3-6-0; San Diego 4-5-0

SERIES RECORD—Broncos lead 54-45-1

LAST MEETING—Chargers beat Broncos 32-3, Nov. 22, 2009

LAST WEEK—Broncos beat Chiefs 49-29; Chargers had bye (beat Texans 29-23 in Week 9)

BRONCOS OFFENSE—OVERALL (5), RUSH (32), PASS (2)

BRONCOS DEFENSE—OVERALL (25), RUSH (30), PASS (19)

CHARGERS OFFENSE—OVERALL (1), RUSH (16), PASS (1)

CHARGERS DEFENSE—OVERALL (2), RUSH (4), PASS (3)


STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES—Chargers QB Phillis Rivers remains on pace
to break Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards passing. He leads NFL with 2,944 yards, an average of 327.1. With 308 yards against Broncos, Rivers would have most passing yards through first 10 games of a season in NFL history. Former teammate and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees holds record with 3,251 yards through 10 games in 2008.


While Rivers is first in yards passing, Denver’s Kyle Orton is second with 2,806 yards. He was four yards shy of his sixth 300-yard game this season in Denver’s blowout of Kansas City.

Chargers are coming off bye. They hope to get back WRs Legedu Naanee and Malcom Floyd, who have missed four and three games, respectively, with hamstring injuries. However, TE Antonio Gates might miss second straight game with torn plantar fascia in right foot. … Chargers also hope to get back K Nate Kaeding, out for three games with groin injury.

After anchoring San Diego’s defensive line for more than a decade, tackle Jamal Williams was released last offseason and signed with Broncos. He’ll be trying to help stuff Chargers running attack that’s seen mixed contributions from rookie Ryan Mathews, who’s been slowed by high ankle sprain and case of fumbleitis. Mathews as lost three fumbles this season.

Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow threw first NFL pass, 3-yard touchdown to fullback Spencer Larsen against kansas city, and added a 1-yard touchdown run, his third score on ground this year. Tebow has accounted for four touchdowns this season on just 13 offensive touches to lead NFL in TD percentage (30.8).

Chargers have had numerous special teams meltdowns this year, and if they need any more reminding, Eddie Royal is coming back to town. In Denver’s last game at San Diego, also on a Monday night, Royal became 11th player in NFL history, and second Broncos player (Al Frazier, 1961), to return punt and kickoff for TDs in same game, leading Broncos to 34-23 win.


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FireFly
11-18-2010, 05:03 PM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

gyldenlove
11-18-2010, 05:08 PM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Special teams, their special teams give up so many points it makes our D look good.

rugbythug
11-18-2010, 05:27 PM
The deal special teams would also aces the o and d stats. Fewer d possession and extra o

Captain 'Dre
11-18-2010, 05:30 PM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Their Special Teams have been epically bad.

400HZ
11-18-2010, 05:44 PM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Four of San Diego's five losses have been by less points than their opponents scored on special teams plays. That's not taking into account consistently bad field position, which is the main reason that Rivers has 98,536 passing yards and their D ranks that high despite being a pretty average unit. Also throw in a bunch of ridiculous turnovers.

mhgaffney
11-18-2010, 06:17 PM
Wow.

snowspot66
11-18-2010, 06:42 PM
Makes me wonder what San Diego's average starting field position is on both sides of the ball. Sounds like the worst special teams of all time. Five blocked punts?

enjolras
11-19-2010, 12:25 AM
When is the last time we blocked a punt anyways?

Rock Chalk
11-19-2010, 05:05 AM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Worst special teams in history.

Football Outsiders has them ranked at -15.2% on special teams.

To put that in perspective, the team ranked 31 is at -6%.

I dont really know what the numbers mean, just that a higher percentage is better and a lower percentage is worse and San Diego is almost as bad on special teams as the next 4 teams above them... combined (which would include Denver, as we are 28th in Special Teams at -3.6%)

colonelbeef
11-19-2010, 05:36 AM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Their head coach is Norv Turner. He is the Wade Phillips of NFL head coaches.

DeuceOfClub
11-19-2010, 05:38 AM
Makes me wonder what San Diego's average starting field position is on both sides of the ball. Sounds like the worst special teams of all time. Five blocked punts?

Average starting field position: own 26.71 / ranked 32nd.
Best: 33.32 (seahawks)
Broncos: 27.39 (29th)

Average opponent starting field position: own 34.05 / ranked 31st.
Best: 26.28 (Falcons)
Worst: 34.23 (Giants)
Broncos: 29.69 (18th)

pink_feet
11-19-2010, 08:14 AM
Are they really the Number 1 overall Offence and Number 2 overall D? Makes you wonder why their record isn't better?

Special teams.

like 3 or 4 KR for TD's.
1 punt for TD.

5 blocked punts. THe rest of the NFL, 5 blocked punts.

SonOfLe-loLang
11-19-2010, 08:19 AM
Their head coach is Norv Turner. He is the Wade Phillips of NFL head coaches.

ummm joke i hope?

Mogulseeker
11-19-2010, 08:20 AM
Their head coach is Norv Turner. He is the Wade Phillips of NFL head coaches.

I thought Wade Phillips was the Wade Phillips of NFL coaches ???

Chris
11-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Wade Phillips is the Wade Phillips of unemployed NFL head coaches.

Old Dude
11-19-2010, 09:08 AM
...

5 blocked punts. THe rest of the NFL, 5 blocked punts.


wow

Old Dude
11-19-2010, 10:55 AM
From: http://www.nctimes.com/sports/football/professional/nfl/chargers/article_08b41b3b-d21b-5cdd-a867-8a8907b6f94d.html



Chargers notes

RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) and TE Antonio Gates (foot) were the only Chargers who missed practice on Thursday, the beginning of full preparation for Monday's game versus Denver. There is increased optimism that Mathews will be able to participate in some capacity, but it was another hard day for Gates. He tried to work out on his own but was shut down early, further decreasing his chances of playing. "I tried to run and cut, but I wasn't up to the standard of playing," Gates said. "I need to be at 75-to-80-percent, and I'm certainly not at that point. Right now we're taking it slow." ... WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring), DL Travis Johnson (shoulder), TE Kris Wilson (back) and SS Steve Gregory (shoulder) were limited The Chargers have less than 1,500 general tickets remaining for Monday's game. They must sell them by Friday at 5:30 p.m. to avoid a local television blackout, but, with so few tickets remaining, the NFL could grant a 24-hour extension to sell the necessary amount.

pink_feet
11-19-2010, 11:16 AM
From: http://www.nctimes.com/sports/football/professional/nfl/chargers/article_08b41b3b-d21b-5cdd-a867-8a8907b6f94d.html



Chargers notes

RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) and TE Antonio Gates (foot) were the only Chargers who missed practice on Thursday, the beginning of full preparation for Monday's game versus Denver. There is increased optimism that Mathews will be able to participate in some capacity, but it was another hard day for Gates. He tried to work out on his own but was shut down early, further decreasing his chances of playing. "I tried to run and cut, but I wasn't up to the standard of playing," Gates said. "I need to be at 75-to-80-percent, and I'm certainly not at that point. Right now we're taking it slow." ... WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring), DL Travis Johnson (shoulder), TE Kris Wilson (back) and SS Steve Gregory (shoulder) were limited The Chargers have less than 1,500 general tickets remaining for Monday's game. They must sell them by Friday at 5:30 p.m. to avoid a local television blackout, but, with so few tickets remaining, the NFL could grant a 24-hour extension to sell the necessary amount.

So they will be missing Gates...
But they get back everyone else?

hmm....

crush17
11-19-2010, 11:16 AM
LOL if this game gets blacked out in SD....

Spider
11-19-2010, 11:34 AM
i think we can beat the chargers , but suspect both teams will come out hot and heavy with an air attack ...... old AFL days ;D

Bronco Rob
11-19-2010, 06:11 PM
:thanku: