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The Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) will remain in the division and return home to face the Denver Broncos (3-2) on Sunday, Oct. 22 at StubHub Center. The two teams will kick off at 1:25 p.m. on CBS.
The Chargers are coming off their second straight victory as they downed the division rival Oakland Raiders, 17-16. Nick Novak converted a game-winning 32-yard field goal as time expired while Melvin Gordon once again posted over 150 yards from scrimmage with two scores.
The Broncos enter Week 7 after falling at home to the New York Giants, 23-10. Denver is 2-0 in the AFC West and edged Los Angeles in the season opener on Monday Night Football by the score of 24-21. Denver holds an all-time series advantage of 65-50-1. Despite the Broncos holding a firm series lead, the scoring in the series has been nearly identical as the Broncos hold a slight 2,495-2,491 points advantage. The Chargers are 33-24-0 all-time at home against the Broncos with their last victory against the division foe coming last season (10/13/16) by the score of 21-13.
Melvin Gordon enters the contest arguably the hottest player in football as he has scored four touchdowns, including three through the air in the last two games. Gordon is tied for the league-lead in scoring (non-kickers) with 42 points on seven touchdowns. His four receiving touchdowns leads all running backs while his nine catches for 67 yards against the Raiders were career highs.
Defensively the Chargers picked off the Raiders twice, and Joey Bosa recorded his 5.5 sack of the season. Bosa has feasted on the division as the 2016 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has registered 7.5 sacks on eight career games against division opponents. Melvin Ingram enters Week 7 ranked third in the NFL with 7.5 sacks while Bosa is tied for seventh with his 5.5 sacks. Ingram and Bosa are the only teammates to rank in the top-10 in the league in sacks.
The Chargers will hit the road for two East Coast trips in the next three weeks. Los Angeles heads to New England to face the Patriots on Oct. 29, and after the bye week, the Chargers will face the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Nov. 12.