Scifres saves touchdown, suffers injury

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Another day, another injury to a punter in an AFC divisional round playoff game.

San Diego punter Mike Scifres has been shaken up after tripping up Broncos receiver Eric Decker, whose 47-yard return likely would have otherwise gone for a touchdown but for Scifres’ efforts.

It appeared that Scifres took a leg to the face while lunging to make the tackle.  He then held his lower back and walked gingerly off the field.

Also injured for the Chargers on the Broncos’ earlier drive was linebacker Manti Te’o, who absorbed a blow to a head from a teammate near the San Diego end zone.