The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (4-5) At DENVER (6-3)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE -- Broncos by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD -- San Diego 4-5; Denver 6-3
SERIES RECORD -- Broncos lead 56-48-1
AP PRO32 RANKING -- Chargers No. 19; Broncos No. 5
LAST MEETING -- Broncos beat Chargers 35-24, Oct. 15
LAST WEEK -- Chargers lost to Buccaneers 34-24; Broncos beat Panthers 36-14
CHARGERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (22), RUSH (18), PASS (16)
CHARGERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (7), RUSH (2), PASS (17)
BRONCOS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (3), RUSH (22), PASS (3)
BRONCOS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (6), RUSH (T10), PASS (11)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs win to tie John Elway for second in all-time victories for starting quarterbacks with 148. ... Chargers have won three straight and five of last six at Denver. ... Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has rushed for more than 100 yards in three of four career games against Broncos. ... In 35-24 win over Chargers in October, Broncos became first team in NFL history to trail by at least 24 and win by double digits. ... With 76-yard punt return for touchdown, Broncos returner Trindon Holliday became third player in franchise history to score on kickoff and punt return in same season. ... Former Broncos WR Eddie Royal returns to Denver. In first meeting against Broncos, he had two catches for 22 yards. ... Chargers TE Antonio Gates needs one touchdown reception to tie Lance Alworth for most in team history (81). ... Chargers CB Quentin Jammer had 80-yard interception return for touchdown in last meeting against Broncos.
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