The Denver Broncos are nearing the finish line and can inch a step closer to home field advantage in the playoffs on TNF, while the San Diego Chargers need a win to have a chance at the postseason as week 15 gets underway. Peyton Manning will eye some records when we watch Chargers vs Broncos online free live streaming Thursday Night Football on NFL Network (not ESPN) by following the links presented below.
The Broncos (11-2) have a clear path to finish the 2013 NFL schedule with the best record in the AFC after thumping the Titans last week 51-28. They have already clinched a playoff berth and are playing solely right now for the right to play every playoff game leading to the Super Bowl on their home field, and enter tonight’s game with their offense playing the best it has played all season.
With NFL records looming, Peyton Manning has thrown for 800 yards and nine touchdown passes over the past two games. He already has 45 touchdowns with three games left and only need five more to tie Tom Brady’s all-time NFL record for most touchdowns in a season, six to take the record outright. The only negative for the Broncos is that Wes Welker, one of Manning’s favorite targets, is expected to sit tonight out after sustaining his second concussion in four games last weekend.
The Chargers will have to deal with an offense that loves to spread the ball around. Yes, Peyton Manning has a ton of touchdown passes, but he’s hooking up with a variety of receivers including Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. Running back Knowshon Moreno leads them all with a combined 12 rushing and receiving TDs. Watch Broncos vs Chargers online streaming live free tonight on NFL Network to see if the Chargers can slow them down.
At 6-7 the Chargers are still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff picture and absolutely must win tonight to keep those slim hopes alive. After struggling early in the season, the Chargers have been showing signs of life of late including jumping out to a quick 24-0 lead against the NY Giants last week that ended in a 38-10 rout. Philip Rivers has a trio of touchdown passes and a passer rating of 137.4 in that game, a career high.
This is the second time this season the Chargers and Broncos have faced each other. Back on November 10, the Broncos narrowly won 28-20. The key stat from that game was San Diego’s defense held Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense to 397 total yards, their lowest output of the season. A repeat performance will be needed tonight if the Chargers have a chance at beating the Broncos on the road.
Tonight’s NFL Thursday Night Football game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos will be televised on NFL Network, a cable channel, at the standard TNF start time of 8:25pm EST / 5:25pm PST. Check your local listings to determine what channel number NFL Network is where to live to watch Broncos vs Chargers in high definition on your big TV.
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