The NFL is a pass happy league, with only four of the 32 teams have more rushing attempts than pass attempts.
Denver allows 3.8 yards per rushing attempt, which is tied for 10th in the NFL, while they allow 6.9 yards per pass attempt which is tied for 12th in the league.
San Diego throws the ball about 57 percent of the time, but they should focus on being balanced tonight, because while Denver is better against the run, they are not slouches against the pass.
In his career against Denver, Philip Rivers averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt, has 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games.
In three games against the Broncos, Ryan Mathews has 72 rushing attempts, 382 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
There will be some games in which it makes sense to pass more than run and there will be some where it makes sense to run more than pass, but this game against Denver will not be one of them.
There are 10 games left on the schedule for San Diego after tonight’s game, and a win would give them a three game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs, a two and a half game lead over the Oakland Raiders and a two game lead over Denver.
I think that San Diego will win tonight’s game which will be a step in the right direction and improve their record to 3-0 against teams in the same division as them.