Peyton Manning, Broncos erase ghosts of past in win over Chargers

Peyton Manning led the Broncos over the Chargers, capturing his first playoff win since the 2009 AFC title game.
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That's the only way this is going to work, after all, the only way Manning can inch closer to that second Super Bowl win. His thank yous have to be genuine. His teammates, especially on defense, have to step up. Manning might be a spectacle, but he can't be a one-man show.

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