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Old 10-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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I'm flying out to see this one live, and I'm looking forward to it. I think we've got a shot to win, although I think it may end up like our first three games, where it will be pretty close.

Reasons we'll win:
-SD's given up some sacks this year, their RT has struggled some. Von is hungry.
-Rivers has been off his game so far this year. Hopefully this continues.
-Gates is hurt again.
-The chugger's three wins have come against three bad teams: Two 0-4 teams, and the chiefs.
-Champ is back.
-Norval

Reasons we'll lose:
- We've played poorly against vertical passing games (well, all passing games really)
- Orton knows he needs to win to not get replaced at the bye, and he folds under the pressure.
- Mathews is playing well, and we've only faced one good running attack this year (oak) and it was ugly.
- Chargers have more talent.

My prediction: Broncos in an ugly one (23-20). Orange tinted glasses firmly in place.

How does everyone feel about the game?
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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I think Denver will do OK against the run. Close game at half. Denver will actually take a third quarter lead before the wheels come off in the 4th and Orton manages to kill the team with a sack or turnover at a crucial time.

In the presser the next day, Fox will declare that the offense was impressive, and Orton was a "gamer" who hung in there despite some unfortunate events. (that he caused...). The clamor for Tebow will grow louder...but Fox XIVth wont hear it...

And the beat will go on.

27-17, SD.

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It's depressing Orange tinted glasses still predict a loss.

I expect we'll see Tebow in multiple plays. I expect Orton will throw a pick 6.
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It's depressing Orange tinted glasses still predict a loss.

I expect we'll see Tebow in multiple plays. I expect Orton will throw a pick 6.
?? I predicted a win
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:10 PM   #5
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The Broncos can't score with Orton but they'll play well on D. Chargers +9.
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About Champ being back. I just have this feeling that he is going to hurt himself again in this game and be out even longer. Just a bad feeling I have. Rivers is going to go after him.
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SD should and will line up Vincent Jackson on a less than 100% Champ Bailey. Add in it looks like our RT is going to miss the game AND the fact that kyle orton is going to be behind center means a semi route of Denver at home.

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SD should and will line up Vincent Jackson on a less than 100% Champ Bailey. Add in it looks like our RT is going to miss the game AND the fact that kyle orton is going to be behind center means a semi route of Denver at home.

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Sounds like they'll have to line up a less than 100% Vincent Jackson, at least.
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Well since jay is not longer here Rivers will not get in his head.. But then we have Orton which their defense might..

Then there in norv.. I suspect even at home this ill be ugly loss and perhaps Orotb=ns last starting game in DEN..

So there might be light at the end of the tunnel..
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:34 PM   #10
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I don't have any confidence we'll win with Orton as QB...

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:40 PM   #11
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I don't see anything changing this week. Maybe having the entire team watch the game film together will help, but I doubt it. There's no better opponent for Rivers to face to get back on track this season.

38-20 SD
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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Phillip Rivers is going to destroy us once again. 30-17, San Diego wins.
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Rivers' had our number...
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eleventy-billion to 2, chargers
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by the way, that was reverse mojo to counter all the debby downers, not a reflection on my thoughts of EFX/Tebow/Et al
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?? I predicted a win
I did NOT read that properly.
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Unfortunately, I think we drop it by over 2 scores.

I know it's more fun to be optimistic, but this is one I'm really dreading.

Sincerely hope Denver comes out swinging, punches them in the mouth and proves me wrong.
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Well since jay is not longer here Rivers will not get in his head.. But then we have Orton which their defense might..

Then there in norv.. I suspect even at home this ill be ugly loss and perhaps Orotb=ns last starting game in DEN..

So there might be light at the end of the tunnel..
I'm sure gonna miss Orotb=ns
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #19
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Rivers quietly had a very good game last week. His throws are still a little off (from his injury?) but looking better.

Von Miller may have a field day. Clary is struggling a lot out there this year so they better give him help all day long.

But with so many injuries to the skill players on offense, the offense may continue to struggle a bit. Though Mathews has been looking incredible these past few games so he may be able to really carry the load if the passing game struggles.

The defense is hit and miss. The pass defense is very underrated, even with Jammer out. Cason, who was playing out of his mind last year, is not looking good this year. But Weddle is playing great. The d-line is hurting with injuries and the run defense has struggled a bit even though Spikes and Buter are playing great. But Denver's run game isn't frightening so I think the defense should give Denver enough trouble overall.

I can actually see this being a close game. As long as they don't turn it over (no turnovers last week finally), I think the Chargers pull off a close victory. Rivers just seems to have the Broncos number.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #20
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A not 100% healthy Champ will lead to Rivers scoring plenty. Franklin has impressed, Orton will miss that too.

I think we may need this to be like the game in 2009, Doom and Miller win it with Decker scoring from ST's if we are going to win.
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Man, who is Franklins backup?

I'm also seeing a trend of people who are score predicting, showing Denver at 20 or less points. Thought that was kinda funny. The word is out on our offense, unless we find great matchups all game long, I'm seeing 31-17. One of SDs scores will be from a pick 6. Yep, two games in a row.


And for some reason, I think we see Tebow in at QB 5 times before the half, and he scores on one of them, which will make the crowd go nuts.
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Rivers quietly had a very good game last week. His throws are still a little off (from his injury?) but looking better.

Von Miller may have a field day. Clary is struggling a lot out there this year so they better give him help all day long.

But with so many injuries to the skill players on offense, the offense may continue to struggle a bit. Though Mathews has been looking incredible these past few games so he may be able to really carry the load if the passing game struggles.

The defense is hit and miss. The pass defense is very underrated, even with Jammer out. Cason, who was playing out of his mind last year, is not looking good this year. But Weddle is playing great. The d-line is hurting with injuries and the run defense has struggled a bit even though Spikes and Buter are playing great. But Denver's run game isn't frightening so I think the defense should give Denver enough trouble overall.

I can actually see this being a close game. As long as they don't turn it over (no turnovers last week finally), I think the Chargers pull off a close victory. Rivers just seems to have the Broncos number.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #24
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I'm rooting for Denver this game for two reasons. Oakland is the only AFCW team with a possibility to challenge Sandy Eggo, and the Broncos are far too close to drafting Andrew Luck. Out of all the Luck Bowl contenders, Denver has the toughest schedule. You guys have the inside track to the #1 pick. I want Tebow in Denver, not Luck...
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Rivers quietly had a very good game last week. His throws are still a little off (from his injury?) but looking better.

Von Miller may have a field day. Clary is struggling a lot out there this year so they better give him help all day long.

But with so many injuries to the skill players on offense, the offense may continue to struggle a bit. Though Mathews has been looking incredible these past few games so he may be able to really carry the load if the passing game struggles.

The defense is hit and miss. The pass defense is very underrated, even with Jammer out. Cason, who was playing out of his mind last year, is not looking good this year. But Weddle is playing great. The d-line is hurting with injuries and the run defense has struggled a bit even though Spikes and Buter are playing great. But Denver's run game isn't frightening so I think the defense should give Denver enough trouble overall.

I can actually see this being a close game. As long as they don't turn it over (no turnovers last week finally), I think the Chargers pull off a close victory. Rivers just seems to have the Broncos number.
Good review from a Chugger fan.....about right. Close game with Orton ****ing it up with a pick 6...............Yeah right wake me up when the Orton nightmare is over !
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