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Broncos' Chris Harris Jr. vs. Chargers' Philip Rivers - Horse Tracks

The Denver Broncos practice sans helmets Tuesday; Chris Harris Jr. knows Philip Rivers "is going to come after me"; Broncos prepare for Thursday Night Football.

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The Denver Broncos continued their preparation for the San Diego Chargers on a short week in a unique way Tuesday.

No pads. Not even shells. And no helmets.

Head coach John Fox wouldn't go into details why the Broncos had a light workout, but ostensibly, it was still less than 48 hours after the Broncos put a drubbing on the San Francisco 49ers at home. Denver was still resting, using Tuesday's practice to prepare mentally for San Diego, if not physically.

"I don’t like getting into too much about our preparation, but we had a good practice today," said Fox.

The Broncos' foe is a familiar one - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have been Denver's biggest threat to a division title each of the last three years they've won it. San Diego was one of three teams to beat the Broncos in 2013, and the only team to do so at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. says he is ready for the challenge.

"I know he (Rivers) is going to come after me, just the history we’ve had, just playing against him," Harris said. "He doesn’t care who he throws at. He trusts his receivers, so we all need to be ready."

In their first matchup last year, Harris allowed three receptions for 79 yards against Rivers and company on five targets, but his other two targets were successfully pass defensed. In their second matchup, the Chargers' Thursday night win in Denver, Harris did not allow a reception. He had similar success in 2012, intercepting Rivers twice in Week 6.

With Harris having a remarkable 2014 year, I invite Rivers to bring it on. Harris will be ready.

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