DENVER - With less than a week to go before the Denver Broncos play their first game in the 2014 playoffs, Broncos head coach John Fox was matter-of-fact about facing the San Diego Chargers.
"Regardless of whether it's in your division, how many times you played them, it’s a single elimination tournament, whoever plays the best wins," Fox said.
The Broncos played the Chargers twice during the regular season. The Broncos won one and the Chargers won one. However, Fox doesn't think playing the Chargers a third time will more difficult than another team.
"You get in the playoffs and they’re all difficult, that’s why they have the playoffs," Fox explained.
Fox complimented the Chargers on the team's win against the higher-seeded Bengals.
"At end of the day, you can get hot and the lower seed can win," Fox said during his Monday news conference. "They played well when they need to, that’s late in the season."
"Always a tough challenge to go out to Cincinnati and win that game," Fox explained. "They did it by rushing the ball effectively and taking it away on defense and that formula works. It’s been proven over time and they did a tremendous job, especially during the home stretch of the season."
The Broncos play the Chargers Sunday at 2:40 MT at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Read what the players think about taking on the Chargers here.