The Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers for the second time in three weeks on Sunday and Jake Marsing and Ryan Greene of 5280 Sports Network say that even though there are big changes that happened since, some things haven’t changed since the Broncos fell in San Diego on Thursday Night Football in the first meeting.

They were at the Broncos practice facility on Saturday for the final practice in preparation for Sunday’s rematch in which Denver hopes to keep its streak alive of not being swept by a division opponent. Denver has not lost two games in a season to another member of the AFC West since 2010.

Yes, Gary Kubiak will be back on the sidelines for Denver – he missed the first meeting recovering from a complex migraine. But the Chargers are continuing to ride a wave of momentum, having defeated the Falcons in Atlanta after their win over the Broncos.

Yes, the Broncos running game finally started to come back around after disappointing games against both San Diego and Atlanta, rushing for 190 team yards in a win over Houston. But the Broncos will be without C.J. Anderson, possibly for the rest of the regular season, after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus.

Despite all those differences, Marsing and Greene still think the game will hinge on the Denver defense stopping Hunter Henry, the Chargers tight end who went for a team-high 83 yards and San Diego’s only offensive touchdown in a 21-13 win last time around.

On offense, the Broncos have to do better than their 13 points scored in San Diego. Trevor Siemian is fully recovered from the AC sprain that held him out against Atlanta and limited him against San Diego the first time around