Peyton Manning proved once again why he’s one of the best in the game when he stunned the San Diego Chargers on Monday night. The Broncos were losing 24-0 at halftime, but Manning came out throwing, connecting on three second half touchdowns while Tony Carter and Chris Harris added a pair of TDs off turnovers.
The Broncos ended the game with a 35-24 stunner that looked like two completely different games between the first and second half.
After the game Manning said:
“It sure was special considering what was on the line.”
In the second half, Peyton Manning was nearly perfect with 13 of 14 completed passes for 167 yards.
The win was especially sweet for the Denver Broncos who are now tied with the San Diego Chargers with 3-3 records, good enough for a first place tie atop the AFC West.
The massive deficit comeback was also good enough for the fourth-biggest regular-season comeback in NFL history.
Manning had to be feeling proud after the game; while playing with Indianapolis, he was just 1-5 in his last six games against San Diego.
Helping the Denver Broncos claim the victor was Chargers QB Rivers, who threw for four interceptions, three of which came in the third quarter. Rivers also lost two fumbles.
After the game, Rivers said of his performance:
“When you lose it’s rough, especially in a game where you had a big lead and so much at stake.”
The Bronco’s are definitely a second half time; they have outscored opponents 128-40 in the second half while falling behind 98-42 in the first half this season.
Are you surprised by San Diego’s complete implosion during the second half of play?