The Denver Broncos haven't won a game against the San Diego Chargers since Oct. 19, 2009, a 34-23 victory in San Diego on Monday Night Football. Since then the Broncos have lost four straight games to the Chargers, an unenviable streak that last occurred over the 2006 and 2007 seasons. This can all come to an end on Sunday, and, at the same time, the Broncos can continue to shadow the Oakland Raiders for the lead in the AFC West.
Here are the games that impact the Broncos this weekend:
Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders: Jay Cutler is out for the Bears and former Colorado St. Rams quarterback Caleb Hanie is the starter for now. This would seem to be the perfect situation for the Raiders to take advantage of. While the Bears are riding a five-game winning streak, the odds seems against extending that to six games. RAIDERS
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs: This game benefits the Broncos in different ways depending on the outcome. The Steelers currently occupy one of the two Wild Card spots while the Chiefs are trying to keep afloat in the AFC West race. Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko has his work cut out for him again with the Steelers. STEELERS
Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals occupy the second Wild Card spot, which the Broncos are competing for right now. The Bengals have been one of the surprises of the league while the Browns have been a large disappointment. BENGALS
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers: Let's roll with Tebow Time. BRONCOS
For more on this game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chargers blog Bolts from the Blue. Check out SB Nation NFL for more on Week 12's action.