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Trevor Siemian starts for Broncos on Thursday night against Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Trevor Siemian returned as the starting quarterback when the Broncos play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.

Interim coach Joe DeCamillis said Tuesday the decision on who will start the AFC West game would be a game-time decision, but it's not a surprise Siemian got the nod.

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Siemian did not play in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, snapping the Broncos' nine-game winning streak. Rookie first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch got his first career start against Atlanta.

Siemian suffered a shoulder injury in the 27-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 2. Siemian was sacked and body-slammed to the turf by Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, landing hard on his left, nonthrowing shoulder, late in the first half. He did not return.

DeCamillis, the special teams coordinator, will coach the team this week while coach Gary Kubiak rests after being hospitalized Sunday night.

Kubiak was taken to a hospital with “flu-like symptoms” after the game. He was later diagnosed with a complex migraine condition that caused extreme fatigue and body weakness.

The Broncos (4-1) have won five in a row against the Chargers (1-4) and haven't lost in San Diego since 2010. In recent years, Broncos fans have swarmed Qualcomm Stadium and turned it into a virtual home game for Denver.

It's the 114th meeting between the teams, with the Broncos leading, 63-49-1. The Broncos have won 15 consecutive AFC West road games.