The 2013 NFL live streaming and televised football games for week 15 kick off on Thursday, Dec. 12, as one of the strong AFC contenders for the Super Bowl hosts another AFC team vying for a possible playoff spot. It will be Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hosting Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers for Thursday Night Football. The latest televised and live stream 2013 NFL game will be featured by the NFL Network and website.
According to Mile High Report in their Dec. 12 article, tonight's game will be Denver's final playoff game of the regular season. A win tonight helps the Broncos clinch their third straight AFC West Title. However, a win for the Chargers helps keep their playoff hopes alive. The game will spotlight two of the game's top quarterbacks this past season with Manning versus Rivers. Peyton Manning needs just six more touchdowns to achieve the all-time NFL record. Rivers doesn't quite have that many TD passes (26), but has still put up impressive stats for the 6-7 Chargers including 3,882 yards passing.
While the Broncos are heavy favorites at various sports books for tonight's game, Chargers coach Mike McCoy has guaranteed his team will win tonight. With the game set to be played at Mile High Stadium in Denver, that's going to be a tough task for the Chargers against a team that has been rolling along for most of the season. McCoy said when asked about playing the Broncos tonight:
"The last time we played them, we made a number of mistakes that hurt us. There were a number of things that happened where we made some critical mistakes. We have learned from those mistakes, but that is every game. I think, without a doubt, the way we have played at times this year, the players know we can win."
The last time these two teams met was on Sunday, Nov. 10 when Denver won 28-20 at San Diego. In that game, Manning passed for 330 yards and four touchdowns, while Demaryius Thomas had 7 receptions, 108 yards and three of the touchdowns. Rivers, who had 218 yards and one touchdown on 19-of-29 completions, nearly guided his team to a late comeback but only could outscore Denver 14-7 in the second half.
Denver is undefeated at home this season with a 7-0 record overall at Authority Field at Mile High. They'll enter tonight's game as 10 1/2 point favorites over Rivers and the Chargers. The over/under total is set for 57 1/2 points for the game. Weather is expected to be clear with a kickoff temperature around 44 degrees. Broncos' wide receiver Wes Welker is listed as doubtful for tonight's game.
Thursday night's Chargers vs. Broncos game has a scheduled start time of 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This game will be available for cable and satellite television viewers on the NFL Network. In addition, the NFL.com website will feature live streaming online coverage. This includes "live look-ins," highlights and analysis during the game, as these two teams compete for another victory. See the NFL.com website for more information on how to watch tonight's game coverage online.