Broncos-Chargers: What to watch
Third down looms large
|Denver at San Diego|
|When: 8:30 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 6 Broncos-Chargers matchup.
• Broncos still a work in progress: This Peyton Manning-led offense gets better each week as it improves chemistry, and the same thing goes for Denver's defense. There is not a deep element to Denver's passing game and all of Manning's routes are short to intermediate with a lot of bubble screens designed to get yards after catch. When the run game is going well, it sets up a nice play-action package. Defensively, the Broncos show a lot of pre-snap movement to confuse QBs and they are changing up their coverages on the back end. Chargers QB Philip Rivers will have to be very solid in his pre-snap reads. The Chargers will try to confuse Manning with some pre-snap movement and changing coverage looks of their own.
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