DENVER (AP/CBS4) – San Diego, which has won five straight, barely got into the playoffs, needing an overtime victory against Kansas City’s subs last weekend. Now, the Chargers (10-7) head to AFC top-seeded Denver (13-3), where they won 27-20 last month — the Broncos’ only home loss this season.
The original AFL teams have never met in the playoffs.
“We talked all week about this being the fifth round,” quarterback Philip Rivers said. “So the sixth round will be in Denver next week. We know Denver is a great team … we’ll be ready for the challenge. Go see if we can score one more point than they can.”
San Diego upset the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 for the chance to play the Broncos. They avenged their most recent loss, a 17-10 home defeat to Cincinnati, which finished 11-6 but is 0-5 in the postseason under coach Marvin Lewis.
Kickoff for the Chargers and Broncos will be Sunday at 2:40 p.m. on CBS4.
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