By The Associated Press
Oct. 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DENVER (3-2) vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE — Chargers by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 2-2-1, Los Angeles 2-3-1
SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 65-50-1
LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Chargers 24-21, Sept. 11
LAST WEEK — Giants beat Broncos 23-10; Chargers beat Raiders 17-16.
AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 10, Chargers No. 27
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (9), PASS (14).
BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (6).
CHARGERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (31), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (32), PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — AFC West rivals meet for second time in seven weeks, following Broncos' narrow Monday night victory in season opener on Shelby Harris' blocked field goal. ... Denver has won 11 of last 13 meetings with Chargers. ... Broncos haven't played in Los Angeles area since 1994 season. They're 5-14 in LA. ... Los Angeles Chargers beat Broncos 41-33 at Coliseum on Dec. 10, 1960, before Bolts moved to San Diego. ... Broncos have lost two of three with struggles from QB Trevor Siemian (69 of 116, 814 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs). ... Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's second meeting with Chargers since getting fired as head coach. ... New Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn won two Super Bowls as Broncos running back and served as assistant coach in Denver from 2000-02. ... QB Philip Rivers' next victory will be 100th of career. He has started 182 straight regular-season games. ... Bolts have won two straight after 0-4 start in new hometown. ... Chargers take fourth shot at nearing their first victory at 27,000-seat StubHub Center. ... Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had four TDs in last two games, tied for league lead in scoring among non-kickers with 42 points. His four TDs receiving lead all RBs. ... DEs Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram are warming up, combining for 13 sacks in six games. Bosa has 7 1/2 sacks in eight career games vs. AFC West. ... Fantasy Tip: Gordon is good counterintuitive pick. Broncos have No. 2-ranked run defense, but Gordon is surging after slow start, and also excelled as pass catcher last week in Oakland.