Save for one shaky performance, Peyton Manning has done most everything the Denver Broncos expected when they signed him to a lucrative deal in the offseason.
He can't do much if Denver can't hang onto the football, though.
Manning hopes his rough recent history versus the host San Diego Chargers doesn't play a role when the turnover-prone Broncos look to even the division race in Monday night's showdown between AFC West rivals.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback is having another solid season after missing 2011 following a series of neck surgeries, ranking fourth in the NFL with a 101.2 passer rating.
Manning threw three interceptions in a 27-21 loss to Atlanta on Sept. 17, but he's completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,013 yards, eight touchdowns and no picks over his last three games.
He finished 31 of 44 for 345 yards and three TDs in last Sunday's 31-21 loss to New England, but the Broncos committed three turnovers - including Manning's fumble in the third quarter.