As has been the case with every Thursday Throwdown, here is your guide to the fanfare tonight. We are in store for another battle, as the Broncos and the Chargers are fighting a war over the AFC West, with Denver at 5-1 and SD at 5-2.
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Peyton Manning – Broncos 5x
After all the attention Manning has gotten due to the record this should come as no surprise. Even with Manning overload, you cant argue with the play in recent games. He is averaging over 3 TDs per game this season, and the Chargers defense is going to be hard pressed to stop all the weapons he has. Peyton is one QB who likely wont suffer from so little practice time, so he should have a great night despite short prep.
Verdict: Vital Piece
Demaryius Thomas – Broncos 5x
I imagine it was a hard choice between Demaryius and Julius Thomas, as both players have potential for huge points tonight. Thomas’ last two games have both been over 150 yards and 2 TDs, and he could have a crazy night on Thursday with the short week playing in. He has already had one milestone card so far, could he be in line for another?
Verdict: Vital Piece
Antonio Gates – Chargers 5x
Like Julius Thomas, Gates is having a tremenous season, with 7 TDs already through 7 games. Pretty impressive considering he isnt a spring chicken anymore. The Broncos have given up their fair share of receiving TDs, and the Rivers to Gates connection is a powerful one.
Verdict: Worth Picking Up
Branden Oliver – Chargers 5x
The patchwork done by the Chargers in the rushing game is nothing short of impressive. Oliver has played extremely well while Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews have been out. He has averaged over 4.0 ypc, and should be a big part of the win if SD can pull it off. He has no other cards in the game, so this should be a coveted card.
Verdict: Worth Picking Up (tonight only)
Good luck tonight everyone! Cant wait to see how this game plays out.