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But Manning dominated the second half this time.
He threw three touchdown passes and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Rivers. Manning was 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half. He had been 1-5 in his last six games against San Diego, all with Indianapolis.
Manning began the comeback when he hit Demaryius Thomas on a 29-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the second half.
On the ensuing San Diego possession, Elvis Dumervil stripped the ball from Rivers and Carter ran 65 yards for a touchdown, holding up the ball in celebration as he approached the end zone.
Denver then sacked Rivers to force a punt and Manning capped the next drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker to pull to 24-21.
Manning's 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley gave Denver its first lead of the game, 28-24 with 9:03 left. Stokley outleaped defensive back Marcus Gilchrist to catch the ball, and then got both feet down before tumbling out of the end zone.
That score was set up by Carter's interception.
Harris sealed the victory with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown with 2:05 left. It was his second pick of the game.
Jammer intercepted Manning and returned it 80 yards for his first career touchdown, and Antonio Gates caught his second TD pass of the game in the second quarter, extending the Chargers' lead to 24-0.
Before Jammer's TD, the Broncos appeared on their way to their first score of the game with Manning's 55-yard pass to a wide-open Decker. But Decker tripped himself at the Chargers' 40, got up and was tackled at the 30-yard line.
"We're capable of becoming a great team," Turner said. "There's a lot of people who are going to say we can't come back from this. I got a lot of faith in our guys."
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