The scoreboard operator at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday night did what the Chargers couldn’t: rattle Manning.
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The Broncos took firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.
Peyton Manning lit up the scoreboard again with three touchdown passes, all to Emmanuel Sanders, in a 35-21 victory over San Diego on Thursday night.
Peyton Manning threw two first-half touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders to lead the Broncos to a 14-7 halftime lead.
The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver Thursday night.
The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last season – both times by San Diego.
Peyton Manning is certainly the center of attention on the Broncos, and a study found TV cameras find him on the sideline more than any other QB in the NFL. But is he the most-interviewed Bronco in the Denver locker room?
Peyton Manning was mic’d up during his record-breaking game this Sunday, and Showtime’s Inside the NFL will broadcast the historic achievement. Also, Demaryius Thomas set a team-record in recent weeks.
The two best teams in the AFC West face off on Thursday night when the 5-2 Chargers visit the 5-1 Broncos. Peyton Manning will look to extend his lead in the career touchdown category in a match-up of top-tier quarterbacks—Philip Rivers is behind only Manning and Aaron Rodgers in passer rating this season.