The San Diego Chargers (1-4) host the Denver Broncos (4-1) at Qualcomm stadium tonight for Thursday Night Football.
Both teams are injury-riddled, but it’s safe to say that the Chargers are coming in with a much longer injury list when it comes to marquee players being out for this game and/or the season.
San Diego comes into this contest hoping to win its first AFC West game since November of 2014.
The above statement is not an error.
Under head coach Mike McCoy, the team has lost 10 consecutive divisional games, forcing everyone and their dog to call for his firing.
The Week 6 match-up against the Broncos marks the first primetime game for the Chargers in 2016. Both teams will be wearing Color Rush uniforms, adding a little twist to this evening’s festivities.
Quite frankly, I would rather the Bolts get blown out than to watch them give away another late-game lead in the closing minutes. I am not sure if my heart can take watching them flounder another contest in which they should have won. The team should be 5-0 at this point, but here they sit with a record of 1-4 and a last-place designation in the AFC West.
After having quarterback Paxton Lynch start for Denver, the team will turn the reins back over to Trevor Siemian, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury. Siemian led the team to a 4-0 record prior to being hurt.
As one should have expected, the Bolts placed yet another starter, inside linebacker and special teamer Nick Dzubnar, on season-ending injured-reserve following their Week 5 loss to the Raiders in Oakland.
The defense is very thin at both inside linebacker and in the secondary.
Although we already know that cornerback Brandon Flowers will miss his third straight game due to a concussion, the status of Denzel Perryman is still unknown. Perryman was a limited participant with a shoulder malady this week in practice and is listed as questionable for the game.
Now that I’ve regurgitated a bit of nonsense, let’s get right to it.
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I hope that all of you who pick the Chargers to win are right, while those realists out there, the ones who know the Bolts won’t win, are wrong.
Dave Booga Peters