Chargers-Broncos preview

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Chargers (6-7) at Broncos (11-2)

When/where: 8:25; Sports Authority Field, Denver

TV/radio: NFL Network; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Line/OU: Broncos by 10½; 56½

The Chargers' Philip Rivers is having an outstanding season with 26 TD passes, ranking him fifth in the league. But that's 19 fewer than Denver's Peyton Manning, who has a league-high 45 to go with a league-high 4,522 yards. Denver's Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have 21 TD catches since the start of last season, most among NFL receivers. Denver's Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal Sunday. The Broncos will be without second-leading WR Wes Welker (concussion).

Greg Auman's pick: Broncos 41, Chargers 31

Injury report

Chargers Questionable: CB Johnny Patrick (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (toe). Probable: WR Keenan Allen (shoulder), T D.J. Fluker (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), C Nick Hardwick (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hand), DE Sean Lissemore (toe), DE Corey Liuget (knee), CB Shareece Wright (foot).

BRONCOS Out: WR Wes Welker (concussion), DE Derek Wolfe (illness). Questionable: CB Champ Bailey (foot). Probable: S Mike Adams (thumb), RB C.J. Anderson (illness), S Omar Bolden (shoulder), S David Bruton (shoulder), WR Eric Decker (ribs), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (shoulder), DE Malik Jackson (knee), T Winston Justice (finger), G Chris Kuper (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder), WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder), TE Julius Thomas (knee), C J.D. Walton (ankle).

Chargers-Broncos preview 12/11/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:19pm]

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