Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) has a pass blocked by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning is 1-4 in Divisional Playoff Games Following a Bye

The Denver Broncos had the best record in the AFC and earned a first round bye and got some needed rest for a lot of their starters. They have extra time to gameplan for the game, but will that really help them? Will that really give them the edge?

It never felt comfortable when Philip Rivers and the Chargers were coming off of the bye week in the playoffs (or in the regular season). It always seemed that the players lost a little bit of rhythm and were just a little bit off.

The Broncos have been sitting around eating cheetos and watching games, while we were on the field mixing it up on our normal schedule. Players want to be on the field and want to stay on a normal schedule and we have that advantage going for us. Taking an extra week off isn’t always the best thing for a team.

Consider this stat, Peyton Manning is 1-4 in his career in divisional playoff games following a bye week. He lost to the Baltimore Ravens last season after that first round bye.

I LIKE THAT STAT. It will look better at 1-5 though.

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  • Derek Donovan

    The bye week for them is considered an advantage for Denver. I don’t really see it, as all it does is kill momentum. Bad excuse to say bolts have no chance.

  • Peter Thompson

    “The Broncos have been sitting around eating cheetos and watching games…” – Don’t let Jeromey Clary hear you say that, Ernie. He might defect with the “other” Charger players.. LOL. But, would anyone care?

    Of course, Ernie… you DO realize that “those are just hand-picked stats, that support your argument, but are totally irrelevant”. Manning has ONE WHOLE Superbowl ring, and Rivers doesn’t… so that erases any legitimate stats from being used in any argument us lowly Charger fans could ever muster up. You know… I heard that Peyton was actually performing miracles at the 7-11 in Denver earlier this week, and that he fed 10,000 Donkey Fans with a chili-dog, and turned a slurpee into gallons of wine.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Hahaha Pete please don’t ever change

      • Peter Thompson

        I wouldn’t dream of it, Gunnar = )

      • Peter Thompson

        You know I was literally a foot and a half away from Clary after the KC game, as he sat on the bench. I just kept thinking “I would be in a headlock right now, if he knew about the Cheeto chronicles”. EEEEEEEK!!!!

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