Chargers-Broncos Thursday night preview

Published Oct. 23, 2014

Tonight: Chargers at Broncos

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

TV/radio: Ch. 10, NFL; 1010-AM, 98.7-FM

Line/OU: Broncos by 7½; 51

Denver is 3-0 since last month's overtime loss to Seattle, with double-digit wins over the Cardinals, Jets and 49ers. Newly minted all-time passing touchdown leader Peyton Manning has seven TDs and no interceptions in his past two games and got help Sunday from RB Ronnie Hillman (two rushing touchdowns). LB Von Miller's eight sacks lead the NFL, and he will try to pressure San Diego QB Philip Rivers. This isn't saying much, but a duel between Manning and Rivers could make for the best Thursday night game of the year.

Matt Baker's pick: Broncos, 31-27