What the Broncos are Saying

Denver has beaten Philip Rivers-led teams three times in nine attempts, including once each the last two seasons:

We’ve been able to disrupt him a little bit, get in the pocket, get him off the spot – CB Champ Bailey

CB Champ Bailey called the Chargers’ Philip Rivers a rarity – a QB that gets better annually:

You’ve got to keep grinding, because he’s going to make some plays. He drives that offense. It’s similar to what Peyton (Manning)’s doing. – CB Champ Bailey

Coach Josh McDaniels jawed with Chargers LB Shaun Phillips pre-game last year in Denver. McDaniels isn’t proud of the exchange, calling it:

Certainly something we can do without. The hassles aren’t worth it. I don’t think they’ll be any pre-game fireworks this year. – Head Coach Josh McDaniels

Coach Josh McDaniels puts Chargers QB Philip Rivers in a class with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

He is the best deep-ball thrower that we are going to play or that I have studied. – Head Coach Josh McDaniels

WR Eddie Royal on the Chargers’ special-teams woes:

I know they’ve had injuries, and whenever you’re changing people on special teams it’s a big deal because you get in a rhythm with one another. But we’re preparing for them like we always have. – WR Eddie Royal

QBs Kyle Orton and Philip Rivers are the top two NFL passers in terms of yardage, both on paces over or just below 5,000 yards. So what should be expected Monday?

Bombs away. It might be 800 yards, you never know. – DE Kevin Vickerson

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is completing 65.3 percent despite playing with several reserve WRs and TEs.

The accuracy is what amazes me. The cast has changed around him all year and he still is moving the offense up and down the field. – DC Don Martindale

DC Don Martindale is preparing to face TE Antonio Gates (foot), who missed his first career game Nov. 7 vs. Houston but reportedly is still hobbled.

I’ve heard all that before, and he always shows up. – DC Don Martindale

Source: CBS Rapid Reports

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