When the Denver Broncos travel to take on the San Diego Chargers in a week six battle it will be anything but nice. This division battle is always a war. No matter the records or the time of year a high-intensity battle ensues. I expect nothing more on Thursday night. Here are three keys for the Broncos to return to their winning way.
Last week we wrote that the Denver Broncos needed to protect Trevor Siemian. Well, Siemian ended up being inactive for the game. Well, the Broncos did not do a good job at protecting rookie QB Paxton Lynch. It also showed as to why the Broncos went with Siemian as well. Lynch was not ready. Trevor Siemian is the key to the Broncos success on offense. In order for the Broncos to have success on Thursday night, Siemian is going to need to stay on the field and have a large roll against a weak Chargers defense.
Pressure on Philip Rivers
In order to make the Chargers offense look bad, you need to get pressure on Rivers. The Chargers are not very strong across the offensive line. This could just be the game that Denver needs. They need to be able to bounce back from the trouncing they took at the hands of the Falcons in week 5. In order to do that, they need to get pressure on Rivers from all sides. If they are able to accomplish this, there should be ample opportunity for turnovers and 3 and outs.
DeCamillis is taking over for Head Coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak is out after falling ill with a complex migraine condition. This should be a seamless transition. There are other coaches on the staff that will help DeCamillis with the offense and the defense. Wade Philips has control of the defense, which should be better than last week. Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison will be in control of the offense. He knows what Gary Kubiak likes to do and should be in complete control. Joe DeCamillis should be relatively unnoticeable unless it comes to reviews.
If the Denver Broncos have all their ducks in a row this week, it could turn out to be no contest. However, there is something about this AFC West matchup that always turns out to come into play. Whether it is a late game review or down to the wire come back. Tune in Thursday Night to see what happens.