Chargers vs. Broncos live stream: Watch Week 1 online

The Los Angeles Chargers face the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field on Monday, Sept. 11. Here’s all the info you need to watch.

The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos will get to relax while almost every other NFL team is playing this Sunday afternoon, as these two will open up on the latter slate of ESPN’s Monday Night Football — behind the New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings.

Oct 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-268378 ORIG FILE ID: 20161013_pjc_rb5_068.JPG

While Denver is looking to regain their Super Bowl form in 2017, the Chargers are looking to just get back to the NFL Playoffs. We all know how physical division games can become in the NFL, don’t be surprised when this match-up turns out the same on Monday, especially under the bright lights of a nationally televised game.

Even with Philip Rivers under center for Los Angeles and Trevor Siemian for Denver, I fully expect this to frustrate Fantasy Football owners and become a defensive slug-fest. While the Chargers clearly have a more dangerous offense than the Broncos, both defenses have the potential to finish inside of the top ten by the end of the 2017 season.

Needless to say, I doubt either team scores over 21 points on Monday night.

Fans around the country can view this game on ESPN, as this will be the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football programming. You can access Watch ESPN online or through the app using a paid subscription.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos have the chance to close out the first week of NFL football with style, as they are the late game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. As you already may know, the Chargers will be playing their first regular season game as a representative of the Los Angeles-area and the Broncos are looking to get back to Super Bowl form.

Even if you’re not a fan of either one of these team’s there are so many Fantasy Football implications on the line. Will Melvin Gordon earn you the first victory of 2017? Can Keenan Allen return to form after two-straight seasons of injuries? Is Hunter Henry fool’s gold?

That being said, expectations and tensions will be high for this AFC West showdown on Monday night. Take a look at each team’s keys to victory.

Get the Running Game Going Early: For most teams in the NFL, running the football isn’t always the first thing they want to do, especially if they have talented receivers on the outside. That being said, it’s crucial that Los Angeles gets Melvin Gordon going early in this contest against Denver. The Broncos have one of the best front-sevens in all of football, which is why dominating the line of scrimmage and keeping that defense on the field will be key for Los Angeles on Monday night.

Get Pressure on Trevor Siemian: Let’s be honest here, Trevor Siemian isn’t the best quarterback in the NFL, but he can make life miserable for the Chargers if he has time to throw the football on Monday. The good news for Los Angeles fans is that they have become one of the best pass-rushing teams in the league. If Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram can get through to Siemian early in the game, it will set the tone for what Denver has to do offensively for the rest of the night.

Broncos Keys to Victory

Force Los Angeles to Become One-Dimensional. Denver probably has the best defense in the entire NFL. That being said, they can dominate the Chargers in Week 1 if they can shut down Melvin Gordon from the start. The very last thing Los Angeles wants to happen is for Rivers to throw 40 or more passes this weekend. If that indeed happens, Von Miller and company may come away with three or more sacks, plus a win at home to start 2017.

Force Chargers Turnovers. If there’s one thing that can keep this Chargers football team from overachieving in 2017, its turnovers. While Rivers has struggled with interceptions over the course of his career, he has played even worse against the guys in navy and orange. If the Broncos end up winning the turnover battle on Monday night, they’ll come away with a victory.

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