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Bet on the NFL The second place team in the AFC West, the San Diego Chargers, have an 8-7 record going into Week 17 when the hit the road for Denver to take on their AFC West rivals the last place Broncos who currently hold a 4-11 record this season. The Sportsbook list Chargers the minus 3.5 point favorites this weekend with the total over under at 47.5. Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow achieved his first NFL victory last weekend against the Houston Texans, 24-23. Teammates believe that Tebow really stepped it up and delivered to die hard Broncos fans. He scored on a 6-yard scramble with only three minutes left in his first home start, which launched a comeback from the 17-0 Texan halftime lead. Then, on second-and-goal from the 6, Tebow faked the quarterback draw, raised up to throw it but found Eddie Royal covered. So, he tucked the ball and sprinted toward the left pylon, beating defensive tackle Earl Mitchell into the end zone to give Denver its first lead at 24-23 with 3:02 remaining. After such a huge weekend it is a sure thing that Denver will once again start Tebow this weekend in the NFL season finale against San Diego. The recent success has Kyle Orton shaking in his boots.

Even though he signed an $8.8 million dollar extension for 2011, there is no promise that he will definitely be back with the Broncos since losing his starting position just two weeks ago due in part to bruised ribs.

In recent football news for the San Diego Chargers, head coach Norv Turner and general manager Smith will be back in 2011. Unfortunately 2011 marks the end of their playoff streak, going four years strong, year five is just not happening for the Chargers this season. It all came down to a sad loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend, which in turn makes this weekend’s game vs. the Broncos pretty pointless overall. But, if they do find another loss this weekend that will be their second 8-8 season in only three years. The Chargers have committed to another season in San Diego, taking them through only 2011, amidst rumors and controversy of a move to Los Angeles.


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