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Broncos scouting report: How Denver matches up against Chargers and predictions

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Chargers (6-4) at Broncos (5-5)

When: 2:05 p.m. MT, Sunday.

Where: Empower Field at Mile High

Radio/TV: 850 AM, 94.1 FM/CBS-4

Weather: Sunny with a high of 67 degrees.

Broncos-Chargers series: Broncos are 68-53-1 in 122 regular-season games dating back to 1960; the Chargers won 19-16 in the last meeting, on Dec. 27, 2020, at SoFi Stadium.


Key matchup

QB Teddy Bridgewater vs. Chargers secondary

As the Broncos’ offense continues to search for an identity this season, Teddy Bridgewater & Co.’s challenge this Sunday is a top-five secondary with a bevy of playmakers.

Los Angeles ranks fifth with 209.9 passing yards allowed per game. The success of the Chargers secondary is anchored by Pro Bowl safety Derwin James Jr.

“(James) is a playmaker, he’s versatile, runs really well, and he’s a good hitter,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said. “He has good instincts and a feel for the game. His mindset and attitude permeate through the defense.”

Cornerbacks Asante Samuel and Michael Davis are also key for Los Angeles, while longtime Bronco Chris Harris Jr. has played most of the season at nickel. Samuel, though, is in concussion protocol for the second time in three weeks. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur acknowledged passing on Los Angeles is  “going to be a challenge across the board.”

“They’ve proven it the last couple of weeks and when you throw the ball, they do a good job of getting pressure on you,” Shurmur said. “Their corners are sticky and they can get on you.”

Courtland Sutton has more TD receptions against the Chargers (three) than any other team in his four-year career. Meanwhile, wideout Jerry Jeudy should be itching for a redemption game against Los Angeles, as the last time the teams played the then-rookie had five drops in a 19-16 road loss.

But, as Fangio pointed out, much of the success of the Denver passing game will depend on Bridgewater’s ability to decipher the disguises implemented by Chargers’ defensive coordinator (and former Broncos assistant) Renaldo Hill.

“They do a lot of things out of a two-shell look to try and disguise their intentions pre-snap and they do a good job with that,” Fangio said. “They have a good pass rush led by (Joey) Bosa….think it’s a combination of rush in coverage disguise that’s making him good (in pass coverage).”


Who has the edge?

Quarterback

Bridgewater is coming off one of his poorest performances of the season in the loss to the Eagles, while the Chargers’ Justin Herbert (22 TDs, eight interceptions) has taken another huge leap forward after winning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2020. Edge: Chargers

Running back

The Broncos boast the tandem of rookie Javonte Williams and veteran (and ex-Charger) Melvin Gordon. They will likely continue to see near-equal carries. L.A.’s Austin Ekeler (Eaton High/Western State) is a dual-threat to run and catch passes out of the backfield. Edge: Even

Receiver/tight end

After signing contract extensions, look for wideouts Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton to make a statement. Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam should be involved too. The Chargers boast the potent tandem of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Edge: Broncos

Offensive line

Left tackle Garett Bolles is on the COVID/Reserve list, while right tackle Bobby Massie is returning from a left ankle injury that kept him out of Week 10. Guard and ex-Bronco Michael Schofield anchors L.A.’s line, which ranks sixth in the NFL in sacks allowed. Edge: Even

Defensive line

After the Broncos’ defensive front was gashed for a season-high 216 rushing yards in the defeat to the Eagles, Mike Purcell, Dre’Mont Jones and Shelby Harris need to bounce back. The Chargers’ D-line anchor,  Linval Joseph, is on the COVID list. Edge: Even

Linebacker/Edge rusher

Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb might return from an ankle injury that’s sidelined him since Week 2, while on the inside, Justin Strnad is back after missing Week 10 with COVID. L.A. has game-wrecker Joey Bosa and the underrated Uchenna Nwosu. Edge: Chargers

Secondary

Safety Kareem Jackson is likely out due to a neck/shoulder injury, so rookie Caden Sterns gets another shot alongside Justin Simmons. Asante Samuel Jr. is sidelined (concussion), so ex-Bronco Chris Harris Jr. will have an elevated role in outside coverage. Edge: Chargers

Special teams

The Chargers’ units rank toward the bottom of football in most special teams categories, so the Broncos’ ineptitude in that area may have finally met its match. Both teams have above-grade kickers in Brandon McManus and Dustin Hopkins (signed Oct. 26). Edge: Even


Tale of the tape

Category Broncos Chargers
Total offense 342.1 (20th) 386.5 (8th)
Rush offense 111.5 (19th) 106.1 (21st)
Pass offense 230.6 (18th) 280.4 (6th)
Points per game 20 (23rd) 26 (11th)
Total defense 328.2 (9th) 355 (17th)
Run defense 110.1 (14th) 145.1 (32nd)
Pass defense 218.1 (9th) 209.9 (5th)
Points allowed 18.3 (3rd) 26.5 (27th)

* Through Week 11


By the numbers

50% — The Broncos’ red zone percentage, a.k.a. the amount of times Denver scores a TD in the red zone. That ranks 29th.

21 — Denver’s second-half deficit in the Broncos’ 31-30 win over the Chargers on Nov. 1 of last year at Empower Field, when Drew Lock’s TD pass to KJ Hamler cemented the comeback as time expired.

0 — The number of Division I scholarship offers that Chargers running back Austin Eckler had coming out of Eaton High School, where he racked up 42 touchdowns and over 2,300 rushing yards as a senior.

86 — The amount of tackles tallied by the Chargers’ Derwin James Jr., which ranks second among NFL safeties (Raiders’ Jonathan Abram, 94).

5.0 — Javonte Williams’ average yards per carry this year, which ranks first among the league’s rookie running backs.


Betting/fantasy

Line: Broncos +2.5

The Chargers are road favorites, and expect them to cover the less-than-a-field-goal spread. First-year L.A. coach Brandon Staley, who served as the Broncos’ outside linebacker coach in 2019, will have his team much more prepared than predecessor Anthony Lynn did.

Prop bet: 48-point over/under

Bet the over. Justin Herbert and the Chargers’ offense is coming off a high-powered performance in a thrilling Sunday Night Football win over the Steelers, but on the flip side, Los Angeles can’t stop the run. This will be a high-scoring affair.

Fantasy play: WR Courtland Sutton

Sutton signed a four-year, $60.8 million contract last Monday that included $34.9 million in guaranteed money. But Sutton’s had only had three catches over the past two games, and no touchdowns since Week 6. Even against a solid Chargers secondary, look for a signature game from the wideout, in the form of something like the career-high output he had against Jacksonville in Week 2.


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Mark Kiszla, columnist: Broncos 28, Chargers 27

Call me crazy but  … if Drew Lock could beat Justin Herbert in Denver, then certainly Teddy Bridgewater can. Well, let’s hope.

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Spy X Family Chapter 63 release date is announced, it is set to release on 29th May 2022. Fans are very excited about the series and are eagerly waiting.

There will be some delay in the RAW release and the release of the translated version. This Countdown will help you track the release of Spy X Family Chapter 63.

NOTE: IF THE COUNTER IS STOPPED THEN THE CHAPTER IS ALREADY RELEASED

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We all love manga, right? Have you ever read Spy X Family? If yes then this article is for you. It is a Japanese anime series made by Tatsuya Endo. The story revolves around a guy who has to perform a mission and for that he makes a fake family.

But, little does he know that the girl he hired to be his daughter is a mind reader and his fake wife is an assassin. The story is really fascinating for the readers who love mystery, action, and comedy. In this article, we are going to talk about the release date of the upcoming chapter 63, along with the spoilers as well the details about each character. 

So without wasting time, let’s get started.

Spy X Family Chapter 63 Release Date

Spy X Family is a very famous series and was first released on 25th March 2019. However, its upcoming Spy X Family Chapter 63 is announced, and it is set to release on 29th May 2022. 

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Spy X Family Chapter 63 Raw Scan Release Date

As the release date for Chapter 163 of Spy X Family is set for 29th May, Many people are wondering if they could find the raw scan of the chapter.

Well they could, this is because the raw scan of a particular chapter releases 2-3 days before the release of the actual chapter. Therefore you can find Spy X Family Chapter 63 Raw Scan on Internet communities such as 4chan and Reddit.

Spy X Family Chapter 63 Highlights

Though the series is new, it is gaining popularity and receiving love from the people. Some believe that the majority of the manga series do not receive much popularity but this series is breaking their misconception.

The name of the guy who had to form a family is Loud, who makes up a fake family that includes his wife, Yor Forger and Anya as his daughter. But they are hiding something as they have a mission of their own. 

Spy X Family Chapter 62 Recap

The Spy X Family Chapter 62 begins with Damian and his colleagues participating in the drill of a conflict. The small kids were acting as though they were determined to save the world from foes. Be that as it may, when he returned home, Damian got a slap from his dad.

He was furious that Damian had been playing disaster area games with his companions once more. His dad expressed that there was no conflict and that he ought to just contemplate harmony. That evening, he contemplated how huge of a scoundrel his dad war.

Along these lines, the following time the young men participated in the conflict preparing games, Damian wouldn’t join his group. That day, it was all over in the news that the Eastern districts were to do battle with the west. All of a sudden, every one of them heard a bomb impact in the city. The radio reported that the Ostanian armed force had crossed the line and sent off assaults against the eastern territories.

Spy X Family Chapter 63 Expectation

In the accompanying chapter, fans can expect to see the continuation of the tale of the conflict. Despite the fact that youngsters in war is a weighty idea for a satire manga to deal with, Spy X Family Chapter 63 won’t let us down.

Damian is a kid who is exceptionally enlivened to serve the dirt with his solidarity. This is the justification for why he generally took part in such exercises in school also. Presently, the following section will investigate how he joins the conflict in the west.

Spy X Spy Chapter 63 Read Manga Online And Release Date

In spite of the fact that his dad’s words have made a home in his heart, Damian wouldn’t leave the chance of being a piece of a real conflict. Hence, after a long showdown with himself, he chooses to face the challenge. In any case, the young man probably won’t accomplish something as gallant. He could require saving from a senior expert in the following section.

Where Can You Spy X Family Chapter 63 Online?

In order to read the manga online, head on to MangaPlus by Shueisha to read the latest chapters for free. The first 3 and the latest 3 chapters are free to read but due to licensing issues, the chapters in between can’t be accessed.

Spy X Family can also be bought on VIZ. We recommend you to read the manga from legal sources so that the creators can get as much support as they need.

Stay with StanfordArts Review for more updates.

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Winderman’s view: Jimmy Butler makes his stand, plus other Heat-Celtics thoughts

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Observations and other notes of interest from Friday night’s 111-103 NBA playoff victory over the Boston Celtics:

– Yes, Jimmy Butler had to call it a night at halftime of Game 3.

– Yes, he hardly was his typical aggressive self in Game 4 and 5.

– No matter what the Heat did, or did not, offer on their injury report, the issue there is real.

– The knee, or something connected to the knee, has not been right.

– But this effort also showed plenty of who Butler is and what he is for this team.

– With his team facing elimination, he mustered.

– In the scoring column.

– On the boards.

– With his passing.

– And on the defensive end.

– The 2020 bubble seemed to be the height of playoff Jimmy, in that Heat run to the NBA Finals.

– But what these efforts, particularly Friday’s, show is that there still is plenty there.

– Even as some point to his age.

– Or the remaining years on his contract.

– He remains a force.

– LeBron James once walked into this arena in must-win Game 6 and showed out.

– Considering Butler’s bum knee, the mere fact he showed up with this type of effort showed plenty.

– Too many years left on a contract that run through the 36th birthday?

– Not an argument on this night.

– Just a study in perseverance.

–True to his word at the morning shootaround, Heat coach Spoelstra stayed with his starting lineup of Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Butler, Kyle Lowry and Max Strus.

– Even with Lowry slowed by his hamstring strain.

– Even with Strus arguably entering amid his worst NBA slump.

– With the start, Tucker moved past Giannis Antetokounmpo for 99th on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– With their starts, Butler and Lowry moved past Buck Williams for 77th on the NBA all-time playoff list and tied Kevin Johnson for 76th.

– With his start, Adebayo tied Shaquille O’Neal for seventh on the Heat all-time playoff list.

– The Celtics opened with their when-healthy usual of Al Horford, Robert Williams III, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart.

– A pair of quick Tucker fouls had Caleb Martin entering as the Heat’s first reserve.

– Gabe Vincent then followed.

– Then Duncan Robinson, in the wake of the Heat’s 5-of-8 start from the field.

– With Victor Oladio entering at the start of the second period, making it nine deep.

– Which left Dewayne Dedmon again removed from the equation, as also was the case in Game 5.

– Lowry’s first assist came 71 seconds in. He did not have one in Wednesday night’s Game 5.

– He then converted a 3-pointer with 9:02 to play in the opening period, his first points in two games.

– Lowry’s first assist moved him past Sam Cassell for 45th on the NBA all-time playoff list. His third moved him past Julius Erving for 44th.

– Butler’s second point moved him past Sam Perkins for 77th on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– Butler’s first 3-point attempt moved him past former Heat guard Mario Chalmers for 76th on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– Butler’s third assist moved him past Pau Gasol for 71st on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– Butler’s 17th point moved him past Hal Greer for 75th on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– Butler’s second free-throw attempt moved him past Chris Paul for 59th on the NBA all-time playoff list.

– Spoelstra was asked pregame about the success of the Celtics with the short roll of guard Derrick White.

– “Yeah, you just have to have ultra-awareness on the weak side,” he said. “It’s almost like you have to visualize that he’s a 7-footer. You would never allow a 7-footer just to go untouched through the lane. So it’s just a different dynamic.”

– Spoelstra added, “We’ve been able to manage that before. Most teams eventually do get to that against us, particularly in the playoffs.”

– Considering the Celtics were down 3-2 before eliminating the Bucks in the previous round, Celtics coach Ime Udoka was taking nothing for granted.

– “We’ve been in this position before, Game 6 against Milwaukee,” he said pregame. “We understand Miami’s mindset coming out. Have to match that intensity, sense of urgency and physicality they’re going to bring.”

– He added, “We’ve talked about being the hunted – the hunter, earlier in the series against Milwaukee. Now we’re on the other side.”

– Udoka did not exactly reminisce pregame about being in 11th place in the East as late as Jan. 16, but he did take time to reflect.

– “We weren’t even thinking that far down the road honestly. We were thinking about getting healthy, understanding the system we were trying to put in place,” he said. “We always had glimpses of success. We were just trying to be consistent for the most part, understanding that we were really good defensively all along. Offensively trying to get our guys on the same page, get them to understand what we needed from them. That was the goal at that point.”

– He added, “But we did see good things early on at times. Just up and down, inconsistent a little bit. But we were always optimistic if we got healthy and our defense would carry over, offensively we’d continue to improve. The good signs were we played really good against the big teams. We had some poor losses against some of the lesser teams. For the most part we were competing against the best teams. That bodes well for the future.”

– David Ortiz was among those in the crowd.

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Carlos Correa finds missing power in Twins’ 10-7 victory over Kansas City

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Carlos Correa started Friday’s game against Kansas City having reached base in 16 straight games, raising his batting average from .200 to .280.

“I’m getting my walks, I’m getting my base hits,” the Twins shortstop said before the game. “It’s just the power that’s missing a little bit.”

He took care of that on Friday while extending his on-base streak to 17 games.

Correa broke a 4-4 tie with a 432-foot home run into the Twins’ half of the bullpen to lead off the fourth inning, and Nick Gordon and Gio Urshela each drove in a pair of runs with two-out hits as Minnesota snapped a two-game skid with a 10-7 victory over the Royals in front of 21,841 at Target Field.

The Twins broke open a 6-5 game in with four runs in the eighth inning — three with two out — to extend their American League Central lead to five games over idle Chicago. Correa’s homer was his third this season, and first since May 4.

After resting his sore right ankle for three straight games, second baseman Jorge Polanco started the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning — part of the Twins’ 15-hit attack — and Trevor Larnach drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Luis Arraez, batting leadoff while Byron Buxton rested his sore right knee, went 2 for 5 with a walk, run scored and RBI.

After Yennier Cano gave up two runs in the ninth on MJ Melendez’s solo home run and a run-scoring double by Emmanuel Rivera, Emilo Pagan struck out Nicky Lopez for his team-leading seventh save. Twins starter Bailey Ober lasted only three innings, leaving with a 4-3 lead after throwing 60 pitches. Trevor Megill (1-1) pitched 2⅔ innings for the victory.

Brad Keller (1-5) took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 11 hits and three walks in four innings.

The Twins broke out big in the first inning. Arraez singled sharply to right to start. Correa followed with a rocket to deep left-center that was tracked down by Andrew Benintendi, but Polanco followed with a towering home run into the plaza in right field for a 2-0 lead.

After Max Kepler grounded out to second, Gary Sanchez singled and Trevor Larnach walked ahead of Urshela, who singled to center to score Sanchez and sent Larnach to third. Nick Gordon, playing center field in place of Buxton, then slapped an opposite-field single to left to score Larnach and make it 4-0. The Twins, however, left the bases loaded when Arraez struck out.

Ober set the Royals down in order in the second, two on strikeouts, before the Twins loaded the bases with two out in the second on singles by Max Kepler and Sanchez and a walk by Larnach, but Urshela grounded out to first to end the threat. The Royals quickly took advantage.

After putting runners at first and second on one-out singles by Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield, Bobby Witt Jr. doubled off the scoreboard in left-center to plate two, and Witt Jr. scored on a single by Hunter Dozier to make it 4-3.

Ober never came out for the fourth, leaving after throwing 60 pitches with a drop in his typical velocity. Left-hander Danny Coulombe, fresh off the injured list, allowed the first three batters he faced to reach on a single to Ryan O’Hearn, walk to Rivera and a game-tying single by Lopez.

Lopez stole second before Merrifield lined out to Urshela at third – he lept high to stab a rocket bound for the left-field corner – and Benintendi reached on a walk to put runners at first and third. Baldelli replaced Coulombe with Trevor Megill, and the big right-hander coaxed a 5-4-3 double play grounder by Witt Jr. on his first pitch to keep the game knotted.

Correa then homered to start the Twins half of the fourth, and Polanco scored on Larnach’s sacrifice fly to give the Twins a 6-4 lead.

Twins right-hander Joe Smith started the seventh and gave up a leadoff home run to Witt Jr. to make it 6-5, then walked Dozier before getting a 4-6-3 double-play grounder from Melendez. He then walked Carlos Santana, bringing left-hander Caleb Thielbar to pitch to lefty O’Hearn. The designated hitter popped to first baseman Arraez on the first pitch he saw to end the inning.

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