(SAN DIEGO) — The San Diego Chargers will look to knock off the Broncos again at home on Sunday in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
The Broncos went 7-1 this season at home and their only loss came against the Chargers late in the season.
“I’ve always appreciated and look forward to, as a fan of his growing up, to go against a Peyton Manning-led team,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said this week. “Obviously, I and our offense is playing that defense, so I’ve never felt like I was playing him, but it’s always awesome and exciting.”
“The teams that we’ve both been on have had awesome games, and games have come down to the wire, overtime playoff games and our two games this year were really tight,” he continued.
Rivers isn’t afraid of playing the underdog role and is looking forward to Sunday’s task.
“I know they got a big lead in the first one, but we had a chance late, and we were able to win last time there. So it’s going to be what you’d expect, I’m sure,” Rivers said. “It’s going to be loud and it’s going to be what playoff football is meant to be.”
Peyton Manning finished the regular season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,447 yards passing.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN