5 Bold Predictions: Sunday NFL Divisional Playoffs

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Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Manning will play more of a purpose

As great as Peyton Manning has been this season, I’m going to say his trend of winning for the 2013 season will continue. I know he’s sometimes struggled in the playoffs, but he’s also a past Super Bowl champion, and he’s having the best year of his NFL career.

I don’t see the Chargers being able to defeat the Broncos for a second straight time this season, especially with Denver having the week off last weekend and home field advantage.

This is one of those moments Manning needs to step up and play like a “Top 5 all-time QB” and I believe he will Sunday.