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Week 6 begins on Thursday night with the San Diego Chargers hosting the Denver Broncos (CBS/NFL Network/Twitter; 8:25 PM ET) at Qualcomm Stadium. The Broncos are seeking their fifth consecutive win against the Chargers. In the last meeting, Denver RB C.J. Anderson rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown and WR Demaryius Thomas had five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos’ 27-20 victory. Broncos LB Von Miller ranks second in the NFL in 2016 with 6.5 sacks. For the Chargers, RB Melvin Gordon leads the NFL with seven touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving) and has scored a touchdown in all five games this season. San Diego DE Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, recorded two sacks in his NFL debut last week.
|REGULAR SEASON SERIES|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Gary Kubiak: 3-2||Mike McCoy: 1-5|
|LAST WEEK||L 23-16 vs. Atlanta||L 34-31 at Oakland|
|LAST GAME||1/3/16: Chargers 20 at Broncos 27. Denver RBs Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson combine for 212 rushing yards. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 5 receptions for 117 yards & TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||12/6/15: Broncos 17, Chargers 3. Denver WR Demaryius Thomas has 6 receptions for 61 yards & TD. Broncos LB Danny Trevathan records 25-yard INT-TD.|
|BROADCAST||CBS/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: TBD|
|PASSING||Trevor Siemian: 68-101-824-6-3-99.6||Philip Rivers: 117-172-1469-11-3-108.4|
|RUSHING||C.J. Anderson: 84-293-3.5-3||Melvin Gordon: 89-299-3.4-6|
|RECEIVING||Emmanuel Sanders: 32-373-11.7-3||Travis Benjamin: 28-394-14.1-2|
|SACKS||Von Miller: 6.5||Melvin Ingram: 3|
|INTs||Aqib Talib: 3||Casey Hayward: 3|
|PUNTING||Riley Dixon (R): 47.3||Drew Kaser (R): 39.1|
|KICKING||Brandon McManus: 41 (11/12 PAT; 10/11 FG)||Josh Lambo: 44 (17/18 PAT; 9/10 FG)|
BRONCOS: QB Trevor Siemian has won 1st 4 career starts. Is 2-0 on road with 5 TDs, 0 INTs & 134.9 rating…RB C.J. Anderson has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in past 10 (incl. playoffs). Rushed for 95 yards & TD in last meeting…WR Demaryius Thomas is 1 of 2 in NFL with 6,000+ rec. yards (6,168) & 40+ rec. TDs (44) since 2012. Aims for 4th in row with TD. Has 8 rec. TDs in past 8 meetings. Has 25 catches for 406 yards (101.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 vs. SD. WR Emmanuel Sanders has 24 catches for 285 yards (95 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3…LB Von Miller has 11 sacks, 14 TFL, 3 FFs & FR in 10 games vs. SD. Has 11.5 sacks, 3 FFs & INT in past 7 (incl. playoffs). Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), ranks 2nd in NFL with 73 sacks. CB Aqib Talib has 3 INTs in past 4, incl. INT-TD. Has 9 career INT-TDs, tied for 4th in NFL history. LB Shane Ray has 4 sacks & FR-TD in past 4…
CHARGERS: QB Philip Rivers aims for 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. Had 359 yards & 4 TDs last week. Since 2008, has 36,228 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL…RB Melvin Gordon leads NFL with 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). Has TD in all 5 games in 2016…WR-PR Travis Benjamin has 15 career TDs (12 rec., 3 PR) & 9 have been 40+ yards. Had 9 catches for 117 yards in last game vs. Den. (10/18/15 with Cle.). WR Tyrell Williams had 1st career 100-yard game (117) last week (5 catches, 1 TD). Had career-long 80-yard TD in last meeting. TE Antonio Gates ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 106 rec. TDs. Has 4 TDs in past 4 meetings…LB Melvin Ingram aims for 4th in row vs. Den. with sack. Has 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 10. Rookie DE Joey Bosa had 2 sacks in NFL debut last week. CB Casey Hayward has 3 INTs in past 4.