Chargers QB Philip Rivers discusses dominant Broncos defense

Denver is tops in the league in total defense.

The Chargers look to get a second consecutive win Sunday when they play the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium.

If they get the victory, it would be their first win streak of the season for the 3-8 team, which notched its first road win last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It won’t be easy for San Diego.

 The  Broncos enter Sunday’s game with a 9-2 record, tops in the AFC West. Fresh off a Sunday Night Football overtime win against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, Denver will be led by the 6-8, 240-pound Brock Osweiler, who recently took over QB duties for an injured Peyton Manning. The Broncos are undefeated under Osweiler (in fairness, he's only started two games) and rank first in total defense (285.8 ypg) and fourth in points allowed (18.8).

Rivers discussed the impressive Denver defense after practice Wednesday. To hear his remarks, watch the video above.

NOTEWORTHY:

**Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o leads the team in total tackles (67) and OLB Jerry Attaochu paces the team in sacks, at 4.5.

 

**Von Miller paces the Broncos in sacks, with 10 … The team has 37 total (by comparison, the Chargers have 21 total).

KEVIN SPENCER, CHARGERS "PART WAYS"

The Chargers announced today that they have "parted ways" with special teams coach Kevin Spencer. No explanation was given for the move.

Spencer missed several games earlier this season for unknown reasons. He has been with the Chargers since 2013.

Assistant Craig Aukerman will take over his duties.

INJURY REPORT

Guard/tackle DJ Fluker did not practice Wednesday; DE Corey Liuget, LT King Dunlap and RT Chris Hairston were limited.

QB Philip Rivers was listed on the injury report (foot) but participated in full, as did Ladarius Green (ankle).


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