Broncos storm back for win
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Denver Broncos overcame a 24-0 half-time deficit to beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.
- Related Content
Manning completed 13 of his 14 passes for 167 yards in the second half as the Broncos (3-3) tied the Chargers at the top of the AFC West.
Rivers was intercepted four times in total, three of them coming in the fourth quarter, and also lost two fumbles.
Manning's 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley gave Denver their first lead of the game with just over nine minutes remaining.
Harris then sealed the victory with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown with a little over two minutes left on the clock.
"It sure was special considering what was on the line," said Manning, a four-time NFL MVP and one-time Super Bowl winner who's in his first season with the Broncos.
"I thought we had a good plan. It was so disappointing to have these special team mistakes.
"Those kind of plays happen. You do kind of wonder, is this not meant to happen? "It's about playing 60 minutes. There's no quit in this team."
Rivers was intercepted four times - three in the fourth quarter - and lost two fumbles. A week earlier, the Chargers blew a 10-point lead in the third quarter in a 31-24 loss at New Orleans.
"When you lose it's rough, especially in a game where you had a big lead and so much at stake," Rivers said.