AFC West Week 5 preview and predictions: Chargers topple Broncos
By Brad Weiss
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
The Denver Broncos are still searching for their first win, and will have to travel to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers to get it in Week 5. The Broncos/Chargers matchup is the only battle containing two AFC West teams this weekend, and the Chargers should come out the winner in this one.
Los Angeles is just a more talented team right now, and for the Broncos, they will be without one of their better defensive players in edge rusher Bradley Chubb. Quarterback Joe Flacco has brought little magic with him from Baltimore, as the Broncos offense has looked pedestrian through the first quarter of the season.
Expect Philip Rivers to exploit this Broncos defense on Sunday, a unit that has lacked explosiveness under first-year head coach Vic Fangio, who is a supposed defensive genius. The Chargers run their record to 3-2 in this one, firmly planting themselves in the playoff picture in a wide open AFC.