The Monday Night Football game for Week 6 features an AFC West battle between Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers. These two teams have a long history against one another and the winner of this game will be the front runner to win this division.
Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers Odds: The Chargers opened up as (-3) point favorites over the Denver Broncos but the public has jumped on Peyton Manning and the road team and that line is moving down and can now be found as low as (-1). With 71 percent of the public on Denver this line should move even more leading up to kickoff. Get all of the latest odds on all NFL games at BetOnline. Sign up at BetOnline the top-rated sportsbook to bet on football.Sign up today and get up to a $900 free play to bet on football!
The focus will be on Manning and his return under center, but the real concern is the Denver run defense. The Broncos are ranked at No. 21 against the run and they are off a game where they allowed the Patriots to put up 251 yards on the ground. The Broncos also struggle getting turnovers as they are tied for 28th in the NFL with a minus-6 turnover differential.
The Chargers have dominated this series of late winning 9 of the last 12 but that was without Manning under center.
Philip Rivers will lead his team to the game and he has excelled under the Monday Night lights. Rivers is great in prime-time, compiling a 7-3 mark with 17 touchdowns and a sweet 105.2 passer rating in those games. He’s 9-3 against Denver, completing 64.4 percent of his passes and throwing 20 touchdowns — his most versus any team.
Manning has lost five of the last six games he’s played against the Chargers since 2005 and it would seem like the Chargers have the edge on defense against Manning. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS when playing a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in the last four games on the road and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
The Chargers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 against the AFC and 7-3 ATS in the last ten games overall.
The Broncos are 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings and they lose a close one as the Chargers win on Monday night.