Posted October 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf? It was the big question going into the 1998 draft and one that was quickly answered that fall. Indianapolis made the right choice and Bobby Beathard and the San Diego Chargers were stuck with a colossal mistake. Nearly 15 years later, Manning is still crossing paths with the Chargers. On Monday night, he'll bring his Denver Broncos (2-3) to Qualcomm Stadium to face the AFC West rival Chargers (3-2). It'll be the first time the Chargers have faced Manning since he joined the Broncos in the offseason. It turns out the Chargers have owned Manning, in a sense. The Chargers are 5-1 against Manning since 2005, when they ruined Indianapolis' shot at a perfect season. They also eliminated Manning and the Colts from the playoffs in consecutive seasons. But they never owned him in the way that really would have mattered. In the spring of 1998, the Chargers were looking to replace Stan Humphries, the only quarterback who ever got them to the Supe...
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