The Broncos will take on the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2:05 p.m. MT.
The Broncos will begin their final seven-game slate after the bye week with their first of five divisional battles as they host the 6-4 Chargers. Denver has won six of the last seven home games against the Bolts, but they've not come easy; only one of those wins was by more than one possession. The most recent was a classic, as Denver rallied from a three-touchdown deficit to win on a touchdown from Drew Lock to KJ Hamler as time expired. This one could again be a great duel as Denver, as the game should have big implications for either team's division or wild-card chances.
Denver's offense will hope to get the offense back on track with its balanced attack, and running backs Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams may be instrumental to that effort, as Los Angeles' rushing defense has allowed the most yards on the ground through the first 11 weeks of the season. But quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will need to regain his efficient and opportunistic form, too, especially if the Broncos need to keep pace with an explosive Chargers offense.
That offense has been among the league's most dangerous, especially through the air. Justin Herbert ranks fifth in the league in passing yards and fourth in passing touchdowns, and wideouts Keenan Allen and Mike Williams each have more than 700 receiving yards already. But it's running back Austin Ekeler who may be the toughest matchup for Denver on Sunday; the former Western Colorado University star is tied for second in the NFL in total touchdowns with 13 and has the eighth-most scrimmage yards with 978. The Broncos' front seven will have to be gap sound against the run, and linebackers Kenny Young and Baron Browning will have to be sticky in coverage against Ekeler, who has the most receiving touchdowns by a running back this season.
Denver listed no one as out for Sunday's game, but safety Kareem Jackson (neck) and right tackle Bobby Massie (ankle) are listed as doubtful. Jackson did not practice all week, and Massie missed Friday's practice after being a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday. Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring), defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle) and running back Mike Boone (hip) are also listed as questionable. Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb did not appear on the injury report this week because he has not yet been activated from injured reserve, but he could potentially make his return on Sunday if he and the team so choose. The 2020 Pro Bowler has been on injured reserve since undergoing an arthroscopic procedure after Week 2 to resolve a lingering ankle injury.
The Chargers ruled out safety Alohi Gilman (quadricep) and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (concussion) and listed defensive back Trey Marshall (ankle/hip) and guard Matt Feiler (ankle) as questionable. Defensive back Mark Webb Jr. (knee) will also miss Sunday's game, as he was placed on injured reserve during the week.
The full week's injury report can be viewed here.
WATCH ON TV: CBS
Play-by-Play: Greg Gumbel
Analyst: Adam Archuleta
Sideline: AJ Ross
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Analyst: Rick Lewis
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