Earlier today we posted the Panthers (pick ’em) as a 2-unit play over the 49ers. After further consideration, we’re adding the Chargers to our weekend ticket as another 2-unit splurge.

Chargers at Broncos (-10)
Lazy Line: Broncos -6. Chargers a 2-unit play.
Comment: Chargers’ coach Mike McCoy demonstrated twice this year that his familiarity with the players and coaches of his former employer gives him an advantage. The Chargers are the only team to hold the Broncos under 400 yards of total offense, and they did it twice. If the improvement (and newfound aggressiveness) of the Chargers’ defense┬áturns out to be a permanent makeover, we’ll witness the biggest upset of the weekend. Of course, we’ll settle for a cover if we have to. (See our earlier post “NFL Wildcard Wrap-Up” for more of our thoughts on the Chargers’ performance last week.)