Dec 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy shake hands after the game in which the Broncos beat the Chargers 22-10 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
#1- October 15th, 2012
One year later, the Denver Broncos would come back to Qualcomm Stadium. This time, instead of Tim Tebow, the Broncos had Peyton Manning as their quarterback. This would prove to be the game that would be the spark the Broncos needed to go on their long winning streak.
Things did not go well for the Broncos to start the game as they would allow 24 points to start the first 30 minutes of the game. Those scores were thanks to two Gates touchdown receptions, a Jammer pick six, and a Novak field goal.
However, the old team that had started the season 2-3 found a brand new team. And they would end up taking over. It all began when Manning found Demaryius Thomas in the first five minutes of the game.
The magic began to brew when a Phillip Rivers fumble lead to a scoop and score by Tony Carter. He would return the fumble 65 yards to paydirt to cut the Chargers lead to 24-14.
Going into the fourth quarter down by 10, Manning would find two of his top targets of the year. Eric Decker would get a hold of a touchdown reception to cut the Chargers lead to three points. Then just four minutes later, the Broncos would take the lead on a familiar play. Manning to Stokley gave the Broncos a 28-24 lead.
The scoring would end, as well as the completed comeback, when Chris Harris, Jr. picked off Phillip Rivers and returned it for a touchdown. The Broncos would win the game 35-24.
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