After defeating divisional rival San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had just one thing on his mind: "How soon can I get a Bud Light in my mouth?"
The media wanted to talk about the fifteenth contest between Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Peyton's game-sealing completions to tight end Julius Thomas late in the game, and the future of the 37-year-old quarterback. But this future Hall of Famer is not looking back—or ahead.
"I've really been, this team has been a one-week-at-a-time season. For all we've been through, losing our coach and losing different guys to injuries, that approach has served us well. I think we need to keep that approach from here on out," Manning said after the game, according to USA Today's Lindsay Jones.
This Sunday will mark the fourth playoff game between Manning and Brady (Peyton is 1-2 in the previous conteests). In each of the last three showdowns, the winner of the game has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
"The game next week is Broncos versus Patriots. I know there will be some individual matchups that will get headlines, but it will be a battle between two good teams," Manning said. "Teams that have been through a lot, that have overcome a lot to get to this point, and that's where my focus will be – trying to help the Broncos get a win against the Patriots."
The Broncos will host the Patriots on Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be nationally broadcast on CBS.
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