What promises to be one of the more meaningful Thursday night games, the 5-2 San Diego Chargers march into Denver with the hope of seizing the division lead. Rivers appears to be the mid-season favorite for MVP. His gaudy numbers are impressive given the rotating backfield and suspect defense of the Chargers. Manning tends to struggle against the Chargers whether McCoy, Turner, or Schottenheimer is coaching the team. Flashbacks of Antonio Cromartie, Darren Sproles, and last year’s Thursday night game must haunt Manning, but tonight he will get his revenge. Denver is currently the best team in the league. It is difficult to see them losing a home game against any opponent, following their 42-17 shellacking of the 49ers.
Denver Broncos 24, San Diego 17 (+7.5)