Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers And Julius Thomas

CBS Los Angeles

By Steve Silverman

The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver Thursday night.

While the battle between Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning could light up the scoreboard, these are the two best teams in the AFC West and they are playing to establish position for the second half of the season. If the Chargers can come up with a win on the road, they will tie the Broncos for first, but if Manning and the Broncos come away with the victory, they will have a two-game lead.

Defense could play a much bigger role than many fans would expect. Especially if the game is close in the second half. At that point, either one of these teams could play to control the clock and establish field position.

However, a lot of points could…

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