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Chris Harris Jr. on the Chargers game: 'It's the AFC West Championship'

Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro from The Afternoon Drive talk with Denver Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris Jr.

In the locker room after the game, Shapiro was able to ask Chris Harris Jr. some questions about the night's win over the Cincinnati Bengals and the upcoming game between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. As always, CHJ was a fun and interesting interview. Here's what he had to say.

On if this game was more exhausting mentally or physically

"I'd say physically. We were on the field a lot today and we had a terrible third down game for our standards. We played way more than we usually do, so physically we have to get our bodies right and get ready for the Chargers. It's a good thing we're playing a team we know very well and very familiar with that will help us out in preparation this week."

On if this felt like a playoff game

"It was definitely a playoff game. For everybody. For them, they want the playoffs to go through Cincinnati. That's what they wanted, so it was a playoff game today and that was a good test for us, because that's the way all of the games are going to be come January."

On what kind of adjustments they made at halftime

"We came out and said 'we got to stop this run'. They ran the ball for like 80 or something yards in the first half and we just said 'we got to load this box'. Force them to throw at me and Talib and shut down this run first and that's what we were able to do."

On how to get revved up for the Chargers

"It's the AFC West Championship. We haven't clinched that yet and that's our first goal every year. To go get this win next week to get five straight AFC West championships - that's the main goal right there."

On if it's a relief to be in the playoffs

"No it's not a relief. We expect to be in the playoffs every year and we expect to win big games like this. On prime time we've been pretty good in those games and I don't know what else to say [laughter]."

Bonus listen

The guys discuss some of the biggest issues with the Broncos right now, which Shapiro laments how the Broncos rank behind the Bengals and Chiefs in many power rankings around the web. Give it a listen and discuss in the comments below.