Chargers’ Defense Owns Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning is a 10-time Pro Bowl quarterback and three-time NFL MVP. One doesn’t accumulate such accolades without performing extremely well against opponents throughout a career. However, for whatever reason, Peyton Manning seems to struggle against the San Diego Chargers.
The Chargers beat the Colts 36-14 on Sunday night, bringing both teams’ record to 6-5 on the season. San Diego’s defense put on a show, intercepting Peyton Manning four times, twice for touchdowns. In fact, Manning is 4-5 in his career against the Chargers with 16 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. In terms of recent history, Peyton is 1-4 against the Chargers since 2007 with 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. There aren’t many teams that have success against Peyton, but San Diego is one of them.
Here is a look at Manning’s career numbers against the team his brother spurned in 2004:
- 2010 reg. season L 36-14, Manning 285yds, 2/4
2008 reg. season W 23-20, Manning 255yds, 2/1
2008 playoffs L 23-17 (OT), Manning 310yds, 1/0
2007 reg. season L 23-21, Manning 328yds 2/6
2007 playoffs L 28-24, Manning 402yds 3/2
2005 reg. season L 26-17, Manning 336yds 1/2
2004 reg. season W 34-31 (OT), Manning 383yds 2/1
1999 reg. season W 27-19, Manning 404yds, 2/1
1998 reg. season W 17-12, Manning 137yds, 1/1
Shall we call it a case of Eli Karma? Works for me.
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