“I was trying to get to him because I knew how critical it could be to us as a defense to get to him. I was just working it and trying to be the guy. I’m not sure how I caught him but I hope he is OK. It’s not anything that is going to stop him from being Peyton Manning.”
– Corey Liuget, defensive end, San Dieogo Chargers
In the first 9 games of the 2013 NFL football wagering season, the Denver Broncos have scored 371 points, the highest points total for 9 games in the history of the league. When the Broncos faced the San Diego Chargers recently, the biggest challenge for Denver seemed to be playing the game without their head coach, John Fox.
Fox was recovering from heart surgery at home. Manning promised to bring him the ball from the game. Manning told a YouWager news source, “We look forward to giving it to him in person“I told him not to be yelling at me during the game. It’s not good for his blood pressure. I’m not sure we’ll see if he did or didn’t. But he was in our thoughts. Coach Del Rio has done a good job all week keeping us updated on Coach Fox.”
Under the guidance of interim coach Jack Del Rio, the team’s defensive coordinator, Manning passed for 330 yards and 4 touchdowns, and the Broncos won 28-20. But in the last minutes of the game, after throwing to Demaryius Thomas, San Diego’s Corey Liuget got to Manning, and the hit may have injured Manning’s right ankle. Manning would not say much about his ankle. He did admit to YouWager’s source that it was “pretty sore.”
He also said he would get an MRI.
Is it time for online sportsbook bettors to worry that Denver’s offensive juggernaut will unravel before the postseason? Next Sunday, as YouWager’s serious NFL football wagering fans surely know, the Broncos take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the undefeated leaders in the AFC West. Manning said he would not miss that contest. “I totally plan on it,” he said.
It’s hard to imagine the most productive quarterback in the NFL dropping out before one more Super Bowl run. Even Corey Liuget, the man who hit Manning, admitted that the man seemed unstoppable. “It’s not anything that is going to stop him from being Peyton Manning,” he told YouWager’s source.
Interim coach Del Rio praised Manning’s efficiency against the Chargers. He told YouWager’s source, “We were playing aggressively to win the game right there. He made a throw, D.T. made a catch and that was the ballgame. He got up and didn’t want to come off — very proud guy — and closed out the game for us.”
In just 9 games, Manning has thrown for 3,249 yards and 33 touchdowns. Mike McCoy, San Diego’s head coach, was Denver’s offensive coordinator for the last 4 NFL wagering seasons. He knows all too well how difficult it is for a team to challenge Manning’s offense. He told YouWager’s source, “Three opportunities, you get six points and they score 28. As you go along that is critical. When you play Peyton you have to get touchdowns. We’ve just got to do a better job.”