Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) with San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) after the Broncos win at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Weddle shows off insane hops, swats Peyton Manning pass (GIF)

The San Diego Chargers need to win tonight’s game to remain in the playoff hunt and we’re starting to see all aspects of the team show up in big places when needed. From Keenan Allen’s leap into the endzone to this fantastic play by Chargers safety Eric Weddle in which he swatted down a Peyton Manning throw by displaying mad hops.

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To say Weddle soared to the ball is to greatly undersell just what we saw a human being do in full pads and a helmet. It’s hard enough as it is to jump around in regular clothes, yet Weddle didn’t let that stop him from launching himself in the air to defend a Manning pass at the line of scrimmage.

San Diego needs touchdowns and turnovers to beat the Broncos tonight but while Weddle’s swat wasn’t an interception, it was pretty much just as good and it shows the Bolts are serious about making this a tough one for Denver.

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