The San Diego Chargers have to contain Peyton Manning

By Kenny Gardner
Peyton Manning San Diego Chargers
Christopher Hanewinckel-US Presswire

In his career against the San Diego Chargers, Peyton Manning has a 5-3 record with 15 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, averages 305 passing yards per game and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.

Seven of the eight games happened when Manning was the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.  Manning is now the QB for the Denver Broncos who will play San Diego tomorrow in Denver at 1:25 PM PDT.

The Atlanta Falcons are the only team to slow down Manning so far this season because he had one touchdown, three interceptions and averaged a season low 6.5 yards per pass attempt against them.

Manning had a season high 10.3 yards per attempt in Denver’s win against San Diego in October with 309 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Manning leads the NFL in QB rating, is second in completion percentage, second in yards per pass attempt and third in touchdown passes.  San Diego allows 7.1 yards per pass attempt which ranks 15th in the NFL.

Denver’s offensive line has allowed the fewest sacks in the league with 11 this season.  This does not bode well for a San Diego team that ranks 28th in sacks with 14.

This will put a lot of pressure on San Diego’s secondary to step up and have a big game.

Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas averages 99 receiving yards per game which ranks fourth in the NFL while Denver WR Eric Decker is tied for fourth with seven TD receptions.

I do not expect Denver’s rushing attack to be much of a factor because they average 3.8 yards per attempt which ranks 26th in the NFL while San Diego gives up 3.6 yards per attempt which ranks third in the league.

If San Diego is going to win tomorrow’s game, they have to slow down Manning.

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