Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy (left) embraces offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt after the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers have been giant killers all season long. They have knocked off some of the best team in the league and that includes a win in Denver against the Broncos.
The Broncos are our division rival and the game is going to be close. They always are. The Chargers beat up on them twice a year and they know what it takes to go up against Peyton Manning. They won’t be standing in awe of the Hall of Fame quarterback. They will be ready to punch him right in the mouth (or forehead).
The Chargers have confidence that they can go on the road and beat the Broncos. They have done it already this season and will be prepped to do it again. Philip Rivers has beaten Peyton twice already in the playoffs. Philip also holds a 6-2 record in Denver. He likes it out there.
On the other side of the field, the Broncos likely would have rather faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals in this round. They know that the Chargers are playing loose and they know that the Chargers have a lot of things going in their direction. They know all about the Chargers and they know that we will not go down without a big time fight.
Having Mike McCoy calling the shots for the Bolts adds even more confidence to the Chargers sideline. He knows the Broncos just a little bit. He has been with that organization since 2009 before he signed on as our head coach. He had worked under Broncos head coach John Fox in Carolina before they even went to Denver. McCoy is very familiar with what goes on in that locker room. He will have the guys prepared.
There will be a quiet confidence with our group going into Denver. The Chargers know all about the Denver fans and the city. They also know what it feels like to leave that city with wins. This Sunday’s will be the biggest of them all.