Broncos at Chargers Week Six Capsule

DENVER BRONCOS (2-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (3-2)

SERIES

BRONCOS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 55-48-1  
STREAKS   9 of past 12
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 2-2 Turner: 8-8
LAST WEEK L 31-21 at Patriots L 31-24 at Saints
LAST GAME 11/27/11: Broncos 16 at Chargers 13 (OT). Denver QB Tim Tebow throws TD pass to WR Eric Decker & RB Willis McGahee adds 117 rushing yards as K Matt Prater converts FG in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/27/11
BROADCAST ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Den.), 93 (SD). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Den.), 226 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 130-197-1,507 (1C)-11 (2C)-3-101.2 (2C) Rivers: 114-168-1,251-8-5-93.1
RUSHING McGahee: 83-376-4.5-3 Mathews: 36-185-5.1-1
RECEIVING D. Thomas: 30-513 (2L)-17.1-2 Floyd: 20-358-17.9-1
OFFENSE 390.0 334.8
TAKE/GIVE -6 +2
DEFENSE 335.2 334.0
SACKS Miller: 5 Phillips: 4.5
INTs Porter, Woodyard: 1 Cason, Weddle: 2 (T2C)
PUNTING Colquitt: 47.6 Scifres: 50.9 (3L)
KICKING Prater: 35 (14/14 PAT; 7/ 7 FG) Kaeding: 27 (6/6 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Have won 2 of past 3 at SD…In past 3, QB PEYTON MANNING has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 107.6 passer rating. Registered 66th career game with 300+ passing yards (345) last week, most in NFL history. Manning has 11-4 (.733) career record on MNF with 96.3 passer rating…In 2 games vs. SD (w/ Broncos), RB WILLIS MC GAHEE averages 121 rush yards per game (242 total)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS averages 102.6 rec. yards per game in ’12, 4th-best in NFL. Aims for 3rd straight game with 100+ yards. Thomas (513) needs 39 rec. yards to surpass career-best of 551 last season. WR ERIC DECKER has 2 TDs in past 3 vs. SD. Seeks 3rd straight game with TD…TE JOEL DREESSEN aims for 4th straight game with TD catch…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL had 2 sacks in last game against Chargers. LB VON MILLER has sack in each of 2 career games vs. SD. Tied career-high with 2 sacks last week…CB CHAMP BAILEY has 4 career INTs vs. SD…CHARGERS: In 10 career games on MNF, QB PHILIP RIVERS is 7-3 & has 17 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 105.2 rating. Is 40-8 (.833) as starter when posting 100+ rating. Has 13-5 record (.722) at home as starter vs. AFC West…RB RYAN MATHEWS has rushed for 100+ yards in each of 1st 3 career games against  Broncos (120, 125, 137). Had career-high 3 rush TDs vs. Den. on 1/2/11. Totaled season-best 139 scrimmage yards last week (80 rush, 59 rec.)…TE ANTONIO GATES (7,926) needs 55 rec. yards to surpass HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME (7,980) for 4th-most career rec. yards by TE. Gates (76) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most rec. TD in team history…WR MALCOM FLOYD (197) needs 3 rec. to reach 200 career. Posted 2nd 100-yard rec. game of season last week (108). WR EDDIE ROYAL spent 4 seasons with Broncos (2008-11)…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (64.5) has 3rd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5)…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE leads NFL with 9 INTs.


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