Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning knows he doesn’t have many more opportunities to win another Super Bowl. So he’s going to enjoy every moment of the playoffs.
“It’s going to be a great atmosphere on Sunday, playing a good football team [Chargers], and there is nothing else I would rather be doing than be in that opportunity,” he said, via the Broncos official website. “And so that is certainly my goal to enjoy the preparation – not just the game – to actually enjoy the preparation part of it, enjoy being around the guys. Because certainly, the light is at the end of the tunnel for me – no question. And so, I think you enjoy these things maybe even more than maybe you have in the past.”
“This is why you have the offseason work, this is why you meet as often as you do in April, May and June – it’s for opportunities like this.”
Manning will be playing in his 21st playoff game, and is only 177 yards away from passing Joe Montana and Brett Favre for the second-most passing yards in postseason history.
“To be in this game means you have done something well,” Manning said. “It means you’ve played good football all season, giving yourself an opportunity. Only eight teams left, just four games this weekend – we’re excited to be one of them. Glad to be in this tournament and looking forward to getting out there Sunday.”