Denver had outscored opponents by an average of 20.4 points in winning its first seven home games before falling 27-20 to San Diego on Dec. 12. Ryan Mathews ran for 127 yards and a touchdown while the Chargers (10-7) held the Broncos (13-3) to their lowest point total of the season.
Having averaged 37.9 points during the regular season — the highest of any team in the Super Bowl era — the Broncos were held to fewer than 30 in just three games, two of which came against the Chargers. Denver won 28-20 at San Diego in Week 10 behind 330 yards and four touchdowns from Manning.
This week the Broncos are going to need Peyton Manning and company to go off. I honestly cannot see how the Chargers beat them. The Broncos are my favorite to win the Super Bowl.