WEEK 16 // SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI
LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 68-52-1
STREAKS: Broncos have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 11/1/20: Chargers 30 at Broncos 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/6/19: Broncos 20, Chargers 13
QB DREW LOCK completed 20 of 32 passes (62.5 pct.) for 132 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs & rushed for 37 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of past 3. Passed for 248 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 94.4 rating in Week 8 meeting. Has 250+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 81 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 20 rec.) & had 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Had 6 catches in Week 8 meeting. Has 955 scrimmage yards & is only RB with 800+ scrimmage yards in each of past 6 seasons. Had 6,113 scrimmage yards & 47 TDs (36 rush, 11 rec.) in 5 seasons with Chargers (2015-19). RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 83 yards & TD in Week 8 meeting. Has 75+ rush yards & rush TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. LAC. • TE NOAH FANT had 68 rec. yards on career-high 8 catches with rec. TD last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Had 7 catches for 47 yards in Week 8 meeting. WR TIM PATRICK has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Rookie WR JERRY JEUDY had 4 catches for 73 yards in Week 8 meeting. Has 65+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. divison. Ranks 3rd among AFC rookies with 655 rec. yards. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had sack in Week 8 meeting & has sack in 2 of 3 career games vs. LAC. LB JEREMIAH ATTAOCHU had sack & 1st FF of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with sack. LB MALIK REED had sack in Week 8 meeting. S JUSTIN SIMMONS aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles. Had 5 tackles & INT in Week 8 meeting. S KAREEM JACKSON led team with 9 tackles in Week 15. Had career-high 12 tackles in Week 8 meeting.
QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) completed 22 of 32 passes (68.8 pct.) for 314 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.1 rating & rushed for TD last week, his 7th game with 300+ pass yards, most by rookie in NFL history. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating. Passed for 278 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 300+ pass yards. Has 27 TD passes, tied-most by rookie in NFL history. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 79 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 19 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Den. Has 140+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. RB KALEN BALLAGE rushed for TD in Week 15. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with rush TD. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 9 catches for 67 yards & TD in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Den. with TD catch. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 100 catches, 3rd-career season with 100+ catches. WR JALEN GUYTON had career-high 91 rec. yards last week. WR TYRON JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards & TD catch. TE HUNTER HENRY had 5 catches for 65 yards & TD in Week 15. • DE JOEY BOSA had TFL in Week 8 meeting. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den. DT JERRY TILLERY had sack in Week 8 meeting. LB NICK VIGIL had 9 tackles & 1st sack of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. CB CHRIS HARRIS had 1st INT of season in Week 15. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 5+ tackles & PD. Had 86 PD, 20 INTs & 6 FFs in 9 seasons with Den. (2011-19). S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had 7 tackles, season-high 2 PD & INT in Week 8 meeting. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 at home.