South Stands Denver on Facebook South Stands Denver on Linkedin South Stands Denver on Twitter South Stands Denver on Google+

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

"This synopsis of what I think might have happened is completely bereft of established fact and is no way intended to be seen as a news story. It’s entirely speculative." Read...

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Football season is finally here and the Broncos’ first game has come and gone. It was a doozy - especially in the first half - and, as always, it was...

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

"I'll drink eight ounces. That's all. The secretion will be collected in the men's room of whatever facility I happen to be at, under moderate supervision, into a rocks glass...

High expectations mean spoiled fans in Broncos Country

High expectations mean spoiled fans in Broncos Country

"Unlike in the Elway years we failed to watch the Broncos with wide-eyed amazement. Instead we anticipated victories and felt vindicated when they came. That's why the loss in the...

Radio Row INTERVIEW: Peter Burns scored his dream gig but the Press Box will remain in good hands

Radio Row INTERVIEW: Peter Burns scored his dream gig but the Press Box will remain in good hands

"The Press Box is my baby." Burns told me. "I am not looking forward to leaving it but I know it's in good hands." Read More ...

Dusty Saunders takes Drew Soicher to task at long last

Dusty Saunders takes Drew Soicher to task at long last

"9 News employs dozens of excellent reporters and anchors who help the station set the gold standard with its local news product. Even its other sports anchors, Rod Mackey, Aaron...

The de-Masaiing of the Nuggets has begun

The de-Masaiing of the Nuggets has begun

When Masai Ujiri remained the GM of your Denver Nuggets he was held in very high regard as one of the NBA's finest wheeler-dealers. In his absence, though, some of...

Change nothing but change the name Redskins

Change nothing but change the name Redskins

"Once Daniel Snyder capitulates the matter will be swept beneath the rug within a week and our attention will be drawn elsewhere. That's the way these things work." Read more ...

Will we look back more fondly on the Tebow season than on the Manning era?

Will we look back more fondly on the Tebow season than on the Manning era?

If Peyton Manning never wins a Super Bowl with the Broncos it's quite possible that decades from now fans will look back with greater fondness on the 2011 season than...

Better grilling NOW with Mangrate, the grill enhancement system. Use promo code: Denver for a $10 discount

Better grilling NOW with Mangrate, the grill enhancement system. Use promo code: Denver for a $10 discount

We at South Stands have been using Mangrate (http://www.mangrate.com/) for years. What's Mangrate? It's the 100% made in America grill enhancement system consisting of solid cast iron grill grates just like...

Dear John: a face-painting fanatical Broncos fan confronts Reidy's disgust

Dear John: a face-painting fanatical Broncos fan confronts Reidy's disgust

The host of the South Stands Denver Fancast, our own John Reidy (@johnreidydenver), has been vocal in his digust for the Broncos since their disasterous performance in the Super Bowl....

«
»
Sunday, 18 November 2012 09:08

Here's your stupid Broncos / Chargers prediction

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

One of two things will happen today at Mile High. Either the Chargers will kiss their season goodnight or they will ressurect it. Which of these potential outcomes is this sports blogger expecting?

The answer is, as they say, "after the jump".

Read more

Philip Rivers and the Chargers will come into Mile HIgh today knowing that it's now or never for them. Lose this one and it's curtains. The Broncos will advance to 7-3 and the division will be all but claimed. If they can somehow topple the AFC's hottest team, however, the entire scene changes for San Diego. They can look down the rest of their schedule knowing that every game will matter. An AFC West title will remain a possibility and a Wild Card berth will not be outside of their grasp.

They'll start out hot in this one.

I believe the Chargers are going to come out firing as though they have nothing to lose. Look for Antonio Gates to be the key in their passing game early as it will take Denver's linebackers some time to corral him. He will have a first quarter TD as the Chargers open up an early 14-0 lead on a flat-footed Broncos team. San Diego's receiving RB, Ronnie Brown will also light up the Broncos in the early part of the game, ripping off 80 yards of total offense in the opening period.

Once the Broncos realize that they are getting smoked in the first half by San Diego yet again they will pull things together again on defense, force a turnover, and get the Broncos offense in position to start catching up.

The half time score will be San Diego 14, Denver 10.

The Broncos will take the opening kick in the second half and march right down the field to take the lead 17-14. They will never trail again in the game. Peyton Manning will catch fire in the second half and rack up numbers like he has been lately. The Chargers will have one TD left in them, a long pass and catch between Rivers and Malcom Floyd, who spells his own name incorrectly.

Demaryius and Decker, salt and pepper, will each have second half touchdowns worth telling their kids about someday. Mike McCoy will say "screw it" and just let Manning throw, throw, throw.

Final Score: Denver 35, San Diego 24.

 

Colin Daniels

Colin is the emcee of the South Stands Denver Fancast and maintains our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Best of Westword 2013: Best Blog
Best of Westword 2011: Best Podcast
Subscribe to South Stands Denver Fancast on iTunes

South Stands Denver Fancast Playlist

SSDF Podcast

  • FantasyVille episode 1.3
    We talk about the unpredictability of fantasy football and especially Thursday night games. Good matchups, and what experts we listen…
  • FantasyVille episode 1.2
    It's FantasyVille numero 2 folks. Your source for all things fantasy lifestyle. We answer questions, do some previews but mainly…
  • FantasyVille episode 1.1
    Episode one of the FantasyVille podcast featuring "Captain Fantasy" @scottstafford who dispenses his fantasy knowledge like a ladel from a…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 186
    Maybe the last Skype show before the new bunker is ready? Possibly. We talk Rockies and the sinister Star Wars…

SSDF on Facebook

SSDF Twitter Watch

SSDF Authors