Denver and San Diego will meet with a chance to grab first place in the AFC West. Denver has played the much tougher schedule to date, with trips to New England and Atlanta plus the loss at home to Houston. Both teams beat Oakland, though the Broncos did so far more convincingly. San Diego was embarrassed at home and lost at New Orleans, and also boasts wins over bottom feeders Kansas City and Tennessee.
The schedules even out over the rest of the year, so this is a pretty big home game for San Diego. Lose it, and they will be tied with Denver after squandering the early advantage. If Denver loses, they have two games to make up in the standings, though they do get the home rematch later and just need to keep it close.
If you want to know who the winner is, just follow the faces. You are bound to get a few Manning and Rivers faces during tonight’s action, and it won’t be hard to tell who is winning even if you have it on mute.