Broncos build 14-point lead

Reuters

Yeah, it probably would have been better for the Chargers if they hadn’t already beaten the Broncos in their own building.

With no chance that Denver will be complacent after losing one month ago to the day at home to the Chargers and one year ago to the day to the Ravens in the divisional round, the Broncos have built a 14-0 lead six minutes left in the first half.

The latest score came via a nine-play, 57-yard drive, which ended with a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning to receiver Wes Welker.

The score gives Manning 57 touchdown passes for the regular season and postseason, which according to CBS breaks the record of 56 set by Dan Marino in 1984 and matched by Tom Brady in 2007.

The touchdown came after the Chargers missed a 53-yard field goal, following a Denver turnover.

While the game isn’t over, it could end up getting out of hand if the Chargers don’t score soon.