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2017 Schedule
3-2, 2nd in AFC West
Tedy & Herm split on Broncos-Chargers game (0:40)
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FPI: Bolts have significant edge over Broncos

Denver won the teams' Week 1 meeting and is a game and a half up in the standings, but ESPN's FPI gives L.A. about a 3-2 advantage in Sunday's rematch. That said, the Chargers are 0-2 when favored by FPI this season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos tackle Menelik Watson (calf) not on field for practice. The most likely move, if Watson can't play Sunday against the Chargers, would be for the Broncos to play Donald Stephenson at right tackle. The Broncos are still at 52 players on the roster, so have an open spot.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas back in practice Thursday. Coach Vance Joseph has said he expects Thomas to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos linebacker Shane Ray (wrist) is also back to practice for the first time since the first week of training camp. He is slated to play Oct. 30 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Among those sitting out today are wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had his lower leg X-rayed during Sunday night's game, tackle Menelik Watson (calf) and tight end A.J. Derby. Linebacker Brandon Marshall, cornerback Aqib Talib, running back Jamaal Charles and nose tackle Domata Peko were also not participating. Talib, Charles and Peko have been getting Wednesdays off.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos rookie tight end Jake Butt is practicing for the first time. The Broncos have a 21-day window to move him to the active roster.

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NFL Insiders predict: Chargers to upset Broncos?

When these teams met in Week 1, Los Angeles fell just short of a comeback win. The Bolts are hosts this time around, and a two-game winning streak seems to have them back on track after an 0-4 start.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos have formally signed wide receiver Hunter Sharp to the roster from their practice squad this morning . And wide receiver River Cracraft, who was one of four wide receivers the team worked out Tuesday, was signed to fill that practice squad spot. The Broncos still have one roster spot open after guard Billy Turner to injured reserve Tuesday.

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FPI's high-leverage game of Week 7: Broncos at Chargers

If the Chargers beat the Broncos, they would have a 17 percent chance to reach the postseason, which at least isn't nothing. Meanwhile, Denver's playoff hopes would take a serious hit with a loss.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

And River Cracraft showed the Broncos he has recovered nicely from last season's ACL surgery as he posted on Twitter he has signed with the team. He will wear No. 19 and could contribute as a slot receiver fairly quickly when he gets a comfort level in the offense.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Among the wide receivers the Broncos worked out Tuesday, two are rookies who suffered knee injuries in their final college seasons and those injuries affected their draft status -- River Cracraft and Domonique Young. Cracraft missed the last three games of Washington State's '16 season with a torn ACL while Young tore his ACL, LCL and PCL when he dislocated a knee in Purdue's game against Illinois in '16. Young went to the Jets' rookie camp earlier in offseason.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

With the injuries to Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie the Broncos worked out four wide receivers Tuesday -- River Cracraft, Devin Lucien, Tim Patrick and Domonique Young. They also have Hunter Sharp on the team's practice squad. As of Tuesday afternoon they had not notified the league of any signings to fill the two roster spots created with the release of Ahtyba Rubin and Billy Turner being moved to injured reserve.

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Power Rankings: Broncos slip a spot

Denver's ugly showing at home against New York could be compounded by a brutal stretch coming up on the schedule.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: SNF upset did number on Denver

The Broncos' surprise home loss to the then-winless Giants dipped Denver's playoff chances to under 50 percent in ESPN's FPI for the first time since Week 1.

Team Stats

Passing Yards231.814th
Rushing Yards123.69th
Points For21.616th
Points Against19.48th

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