Broncos Chargers Betting – Chargers Look To Shock Tebow, Broncos In Crucial AFC West Showdown
Even the best of the NFL experts cannot seem to figure out what has happened to the Denver Broncos over the five weeks leading in to their AFC West showdown against the San Diego Chargers this Sunday. While some are clearly in denial when they say that it has been a resurgence by the Broncos’ defense that has changed the outlook for this team, and others will argue in favor of the offensive line and running backs stepping up in a major way, the truth can be found in the only significant personnel change made by the team since they started winning, and it comes down to one name: Tebow.
Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday November 27, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
NFL Betting Lines: San Diego Chargers – 6
There is no denying that Tebow is no the prototypical NFL quarterback, and there is no denying that in the regular pro-style offense his current skill set would have a hard time surviving, but the fact remains that when it comes down to the sports betting category where statistics matters the most, this guy is a winner.
Broncos Chargers Betting Preview: Denver Broncos
With a completion percentage of less than 45-percent, the casual approach to Tebow starting at quarterback based on that number would be that it is absurd. But when you consider that Tebow has thrown for 709 yards and seven touchdowns compared to just one interception, while rushing for another 388 and three touchdowns, the bottom line is that this guy is producing. What’s more is that he doesn’t turn the ball over, and on top of that his ability to move the ball while taking time off of the clock has led to the defense not being overexposed in the way that they were when Kyle Orton was under center. Tebow is not just a quarterback, he is a winner and a leader, and it seems at this point as though he has the entire team on his shoulders believing in him.
Broncos Chargers Betting Preview: San Diego Chargers
While the Chargers are considered to have a lot more talent at the quarterback position, they also have a lot more turnovers coming from that spot, and a lack of big plays in key moments. Phillip Rivers has struggled under center over the past few weeks, and the team has struggled with him with five straight losses. While head coach Norv Turner was quick to blame injuries after the loss to the Oakland Raiders, the fact of the matter is that championship teams have the depth that can step up, something that San Diego hasn’t shown in over a month. It isn’t too late for Rivers and the Chargers to turn things around, but another loss this week would put them in a real bad spot.
Broncos Chargers Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While the Chargers should win this game, the same was said about the New York Jets last week, and the Kansas City Chiefs the week before that, but neither of those things happened. Tebow has something special about him and while it may be unexplainable and often criticized, all that matters is that he is winning games. The Broncos may not win them all, but Tebow will keep his online wagering team in it.
Broncos Chargers Betting Pick: Denver Broncos