Chargers Broncos Betting – Time Has Expired For Chargers In AFC West
After managing to find a way to clinch the division no matter how tight it would be in the end, the clock has finally struck midnight for the San Diego Chargers. The defending AFC West champions conceded that title to the Kansas City Chiefs after failing to overcome a slow start, and will need a win over the Denver Broncos in their season finale just to finish above .500.
NFL Betting: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
Online Sports Betting Odds: San Diego – 3.5
The Broncos on the other hand never really seemed to have a chance this season, and a 1-7 road record as well as a major lack of direction forced ownership to fire head coach Josh McDaniels. Denver managed a 24-23 win over the Houston Texans last week to improve to 4-11 on the year, but will have a tough time improving on that mark against a division rival that has dominated them the past couple of years.
Why To Bet On The Chargers
Failing to finish above .500 could possibly put an end to head coach Norv Turner’s tenure with the team, even a win may not be enough to save his job. San Diego couldn’t get the job done a week ago at lowly Cincinnati in a 34-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, The Chargers couldn’t overcome a slow start to the season, but the one consistent has been quarterback Phillip Rivers, who set career highs with 4,397 passing yards and 66.7 completion percentage. Rivers can match his best touchdown total (34) if he can throw four more against the Broncos, and although that’s a tough number his personal football betting vendetta with some of the players on this team could potentially spur him to want that number even more. The Chargers destroyed Denver 35-14 the first time around.
Why To Bet On The Broncos
This time, the San Diego defense will go up against former college football betting star Tim Tebow, who will be making his third straight start. Tebow threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 24-23 win over the Texans, and has shown improvement with every start that he has made. The former Florida Gators’ signal-caller will be relied on heavily again with the running game continuing to struggle, and although neither team has much to prove, Tebow has spent every moment of his career proving that he belongs.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Broncos have found some price per head life offensively over the past couple of weeks with Tebow under center, and although he will make the Chargers accountable with both his legs and arm, San Diego is far too talented for the boy wonder to do it on his own. Rivers loves to get up for games against Denver, and although this game means nothing in regards to the AFC playoff picture, the rivalry between these teams will ensure the Chargers rise to the occasion.
Tony’s Pick: Chargers