DENVER (4-1) at SAN DIEGO (4-1)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EST, CBS, NFL Network
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 4-1, San Diego 3-2
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 63-49-1
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Chargers 27-20, Jan. 3, 2016
LAST WEEK - Broncos lost to Falcons 23-16; Chargers lost to Raiders 34-31
AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 5, Chargers No. 27
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (16), PASS (25).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (22), PASS (3).
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (20), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (8), PASS (27).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos will be without coach Gary Kubiak, who has ''complex migraine condition.'' Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis is serving as interim head coach. ... Trevor Siemian expected to return as QB after rookie Paxton Lynch struggled against Falcons. ... Broncos have won 15 consecutive division road games, longest such streak in NFL history. ... Chargers have lost 10 straight AFC West games going back to 2014. ... Chargers coach Mike McCoy on hot seat after team found another way to lose in 34-31 setback at Oakland, when rookie holder Drew Kaser mishandled snap on potential game-tying field goal with 2:07 left. ... Chargers are 24-31 overall since hiring McCoy, GM Tom Telesco in January 2013. ... Chargers are 5-16 since John Spanos was promoted to president/football operations. Spanos is son of team chairman Dean Spanos, grandson of owner Alex Spanos. ... Chargers face uphill battle in getting $1.1 billion public handout for new downtown stadium via Nov. 8 ballot measure that would raise hotel occupancy tax. Fantasy tip: Chargers TE Antonio Gates returned from missing two games with hamstring injury, caught four passes for 30 yards, TD.
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