Mile High Huddle Predicts: Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Week 6

Will the Broncos rebound on a short week or will the losses start to snowball?

Through the first four weeks of the season, predicting all wins for the Denver Broncos would have earned you a perfect record in MHH Predicts. No longer; we're all tarnished after Denver put up a clunker at home to the Atlanta Falcons. This week, the Broncos have a chance to get back on their horse against a divisional rival, the San Diego Chargers. San Diego is no longer the juggernaut they were in the prime of LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates, but they still have Philip Rivers at the helm and have lost four incredibly tight ball games.

For the Broncos, they have to make amends for their performance last week without their head coach, but with the aid of a few likely returning starters, including Trevor Siemian, who will look to make it 4-0 in his NFL career. Will he make it five straight? We weighed in on the matter.

Khalid Alshami (@KhalidHAlshami)

Season Record: 1-4

San Diego's defense is a mess but so was the Falcons. Improvement starts with the offensive line, the return of Donald Stephenson should give Trevor Siemian time to get to his first read at the very least. Along with Stephenson, Virgil Green is set to return, the combination of the two should help ignite the running game.

Broncos 24, Chargers 16

Josh Carney (@JCarney_Sports)

Season Record: 4-1

Denver will get back on track with Trevor Siemian returning from injury, and with that, so too should the running game with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With the offense humming against the Chargers, the Denver defense can tee off against a shorthanded San Diego offense.

Broncos 28, Chargers 17

Chad Jensen (@ChadNJensen)

Season Record: 2-3

The Broncos are coming off one of their worst collective performances in recent memory. There was a lot of blame to go around, beyond Paxton Lynch. This week, the Broncos will get TE Virgil Green and RT Donald Stephenson back.

No matter who starts at QB, I like Denver's chances of going on the road in the division and winning for the 16th straight time. The troops will rally behind their head coach, who will stay home to cope with illness. The Broncos D will tee off on Philip Rivers and wreak havoc all game long.

Broncos 27, Chargers 19

Will Keys (@WillKeys6)

Season Record: 3-2

It really never felt right when the Broncos were no. 1 in all of the power rankings. They need to be slighted and doubted to play to full capacity.

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I think they have enough to fuel them this week to pull off the win in San Diego. Without Danny Woodhead coming out of the backfield for the Chargers, I don't think they have the personnel to cue up any mismatches with the Denver defense like Atlanta did.

Former Kent State basketball player Antonio Gates will catch a touchdown, but so will Demaryius Thomas in the absence of Jason Verrett.

Broncos 30, Chargers 20

Luc Polglaze (@LucPolglaze)

Season Record: 3-2

Tied for the lead in the AFC West, a divisional win on the road would be huge. I think the Broncos will surrender a touchdown to the Chargers, but holding them to three field goals and a touchdown seems entirely realistic. 

Broncos 22, Chargers 16

Ray Roybal (@RoybalSportTalk)

Season Record: 4-1

The Denver defense is coming off a sub-par display against the Atlanta Falcons. Miller and company hold Phillip Rivers to 200 yards passing and one touchdown. Sacks will be coming from every angle in this game. Siemian will show off his arm by throwing for three touchdowns and 275 yards through the air!

Broncos 34, Chargers 16

Adam Uribes (@auribes37)

Season Record: 3-2

Denver gets back in the win column against a team that is trying to not go 0-2 in the division. It's a hard-fought contest with the offense being more consistent and the defense bouncing back after a rough outing on Sunday.

Von Miller takes down Rivers twice and the No-Fly Zone gets a pick. My pick for surprise of the game is Devontae Booker leading the team in rushing and getting his first NFL score.

Broncos 24, Chargers 17

There you have it. We're all on the Broncos this week. If your eyes are still working after another week of color rush, check in after the game for plenty of coverage. 

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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