Sanders the key for DEN?

Will Broncos target Emmanuel Sanders often today vs. the Chargers?

With a lot at stake for the Denver Broncos today against the San Diego Chargers, will Denver turn to Emmanuel Sanders often?

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Denver is the clear favorite in this game, as the Broncos are getting odds of -10 points against the Chargers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42 points. These two meet today at 4:25PM ET on CBS.

The Broncos (11-4, 8-7 ATS) have locked up a playoff spot, but they can win the division with a win today and possibly even earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win and a Patriots loss. Against a team like the Chargers (4-11, 7-8), who have a solid offense despite struggling to win games, Denver may look to play possession control on offense, which could mean a good day for Sanders.

Sanders isn’t going to match the breakout numbers he had a year ago, but he is still having a solid 2015 season with 71 receptions for 1,036 yards and six touchdowns. The sixth-year NFL veteran has been given an over/under of 4.5 receptions and 69.5 receiving yards for today’s game against the Chargers. When these two met back on Dec. 6, Sanders had just 3 receptions for 19 yards. It was just one of three games where Sanders was held below 20 yards. San Diego does have the NFL’s 10th-ranked pass defense, giving up just 232.9 yards per game. Sanders has had seven games with at least 70 yards and seven with at least 5 receptions. He has had 14 catches for 248 yards with two touchdowns over the last two games, so he is developing good chemistry with Brock Osweiler.

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