Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson (97) reacts after a defensive play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Texans 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos Are Sick of the Chargers Getting So Much Credit


The San Diego Chargers are on a five-game winning streak, including a win against the Broncos in Denver. They’ve got a road playoff victory against the Bengals, who hadn’t lost on their home field all year. They have absolutely nothing to lose at this point, especially after the freakish way they got into the playoffs.

The Chargers are everyone’s NFL playoff darling, and some of the Broncos players are sick of hearing about it.

Rightfully so.

Regarding Philip Rivers’ 6-2 record in Denver, defensive lineman Malik Jackson said: “That (expletive) don’t matter now. We’ll see what he is after this game.”

The hype surrounding the Chargers has become so gross that no matter what Vegas says, nobody believes the Chargers are the biggest underdogs this weekend. In fact, the way I’ve been hearing things, it’s the Broncos who are the biggest longshot to win this weekend, on their home field.

“But we only lost three games this year. Why shouldn’t you be confident?” Jackson said. “Yeah, we struggled in some points, but it’s a learning game.”

Jackson has a point. Rivers’ record in Denver to this point doesn’t matter. Everyone keeps saying you can throw records out the window, but those same people are quick to point out the success Rivers has had against the Broncos on their home field.

I’m with Jackson. I’m tired of hearing about how good the Chargers are, but I don’t mind if people continue pumping up the Bolts. The more attention is paid to the Chargers and the more credit they get, the more the Broncos will be motivated on Sunday to prove that they are indeed the best team in the league.

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  • Mauricio A. Perez

    Any given Sunday

  • doomedby2020

    Ah yes, this has been one sweet season indeed. I mean…TWO Mannings’ in 5 days? C’mon, gotta admit that is pretty cool. Peyton is a hero, but Eli can spread fertilizer, that was a sweet victory.
    The best part about the pending game is that the Boltz are in better shape now than 5 weeks ago. This will be an epic game, I had planned on rooting for Peyton in the playoffs but surprise surprise, my Boltz get to play!

  • disqus_57pX4h0tnv

    McCoy is a sly one..snuck up on his old boss last game. Fox had better be a fox and outwit McCoy. This will be a game of coaching and execution….sure emotion will play a role but both teams will come naustrils flaring…I think the better chess player wins…not sure who that is anymore..

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  • StraightDs

    What are you smoking Bedinger? Who have you been listening too. As a Charger fan all i hear about is how over-rated my team is and that Denver is going to destroy us. If YOU are sick of hearing about how good the chargers are you are listening to a narrow bandwidth station my friend.

    Im tired of the exact opposite. No matter what the Chargers do everyone will trash talk the team. As a long-time fan I have to be prepared for an eventual choke, but I certainly hope its not against the Golden-Boy. I have nothing against Peyton personally (and enjoy watching him play) and he certainly is not his cowardly little brother, but I still like seeing anything Archie Manning produced fail.

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