Posted Mon Oct 15th by Monty
The San Diego Chargers put up 24 unanswered points in the first half of Monday Night’s AFC West showdown with the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos answered — with 35 unanswered points in the second half.
Tied for the largest comeback of Peyton Manning‘s career, one interceptions and a fumble return for a touchdown by backup cornerback Tony Carter and two picks for Chris Harris and one for Jim Leonhard each saw the Broncos make a furious comeback in their pivotal AFC West showdown. The Broncos went on to beat the Chargers by a final score of 35-24.
Peyton Manning never faltered. He threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns with one interception that was more the fault of his teammate Matthew Willis than Manning. He threw 30 times… only six fell incomplete.
A freakish first half full of trips, interceptions and fumbles can all be (nearly) forgotten after the second half Manning and the Broncos displayed. Denver moves to 3-3 and first place in the AFC West.
“There’s no speech that makes that kind of turnaround,” Manning said of his teammates after the game. “It’s a matter of will.”
And according to ESPN, it was the first time in NFL history that a team down by 24 won by double digits.
What a way to head into the bye, eh Broncos fans?