This is a great example of footwork throwing right. Throwing right is slightly more challenging footwork-wise as you need to adjust both feet to the throw rather than stepping only with your front foot. Manning's first step after receiving a shotgun snap is backwards with his right foot.
How about some Phil Rivers highlights? In the first Denver @ San Diego match, the Chargers had 4th and 1 late in the 2nd quarter and did this:
This time, the Chargers had 3rd and 7 on the Denver 10.
The Denver run defense is very stout in the middle, but things get dicier on the edges. Overall, the team ran for 177 yards on 44 carries for a neat 4.0 average. On runs to the edge, the Chargers took advantage of a Denver defense that was A) missing Champ Bailey in the secondary and B) focusing on containing Phillip Rivers and the receivers. The Broncos were very committed to coverage and thus gave up some numbers in the run game. For example:
The Chargers also took advantage of Denver mistakes for huge conversions. Their next possession began on the 1 yard line after a Denver punt with 9:52 left in the 3rd. Denver stopped them for a three and out, then this happened:
Still not out of the woods, the Chargers take advantage of what must have been a blown coverage to get Antonio Gates wide open on a short cross:
After this first down, they run the ball effectively before Rivers takes a sack at midfield. However, by milking the play clock, by the time Denver fair catches the punt, only 48 seconds are left. The Chargers were able to run an extra 7 and half minutes of game time and flip field position because of the dumb penalty.
Manning, to his credit, puts together a nice drive including this conversion on 4th down:
A few plays later Peyton rewards Caldwell with a screen for a TD:
After the Denver TD, San Diego receives a kickoff with 10:25 left in the 4th. They convert a crucial third down when this happens:
Then, the Chargers catch another break when this happens on the punt:
Manning responds with this:
The Chargers get the ball needing to burn clock:
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