Falling: Broncos — Denver still has a top-notch defense, but quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian failed to impress this summer. Siemian won the starting job, even before Lynch suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out several weeks. The Broncos have not finished below .500 since 2010, but are in danger of having a losing record this season.
Rising: Chargers — The Chargers have been plagued by injuries in recent years and that continued this year with injuries to their top two draft picks, Mike Williams and Forrest Lamp. But the Bolts still improved their roster and could return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and just the second time since 2009.
Circle this game on the schedule: Raiders at Chargers, Week 17, Dec. 31 — The Chargers might need this to get into the postseason. If the Raiders have the division wrapped up by the regular-season finale, that could benefit the Chargers.
An embarrassing loss to the Rams reveals that the Colts should have had a better backup plan in case Andrew Luck wasn’t ready to start the season.
Tolzien, who entered the game 0-2-1 as a starter in his career, finished 9 of 18 passing for 128 yards with two interceptions and was sacked four times.
The Colts acquired Brissett from the New England Patriots for receiver Phillip Dorsett on Sept. 2. Brissett’s first pass was a 50-yard completion to Moncrief. The Colts scored a Cheap Custom Jerseys touchdown two plays later to cut the Rams’ lead to 37-9.
Brissett finished 2 for 3 passing for 51 Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys yards. He led the Colts on their only touchdown drive of the game, recovered running back Marlon Mack’s fumble in the end zone for a safety on the next possession and ended the afternoon with a three-and-out.