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Six Cold Hard Facts from the Broncos Game
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Here is a six-pack of the top lessons learned from the 21-13 win over the Broncos
Philip Rivers also raved about the defense:
“I can’t say enough about our defense… Our defense was awesome; they were flat out awesome. That was exciting.”
“I think this is a great draft class with Hunter, me, Jatavis (and the rest). Jatavis had a ridiculous game… It means the world (to win). It means everything. We really needed as a team (to win) and now we are just going to try to build on it. We have a long week off, so we will come back next week strong.”
“This one was definitely special. I think making it even more special was wearing the uniforms we have. I know they didn’t wear the all blue there, but that color blue was what they wore back in that era when Dan was playing. So that made it even more special. (I’m) just very thankful. You think about all of those yards, how many guys were on the other end of the pass, how many guys were in front fighting like crazy blocking for you and how many coaches have called plays and done preparation for you. So you see how many people are involved in that and I’m just thankful. Really, that’s the word that comes to mind – thankful. To be able to be here that long, have that accomplishment and have so many people be a part of it.”
“They jumped on us early offensively. They played well. I think we came back and we responded well but we couldn’t get any points on the board or anything going until late.”
“I wish we would have scored some more touchdowns, but we kept getting points and we didn’t turn it over. This is how teams win in this league. I see it every weekend all over. I see teams win and this is how they win. It’s not pretty, it’s not perfect. You punt some. I think sometimes we set a standard that we’re going to go up and down the field and score 31 every week. And we can do that, but you have to win games like this. These are games you win.”
“I know that we were trying to act like there’s no cloud or mental affect to losing these games but I know I felt it. Not only when I was out there playing, but on the sideline, too. I must have walked one hundred laps from end to end because you just feel like, ‘goodness, are we going to find a way to win this?’ And we did. So I think now we can hopefully – we don’t have momentum going to Atlanta. You know how I feel about momentum from week to week. But we now are like, ‘Guys that’s how you beat a good team. That’s what it feels like.’ Complimentary, back and forth, not pretty – but you find a way to win. Now we get to go to Atlanta who has Seattle this week. Atlanta – a team who is as hot as any. That will be a big one.”