Top 20 Tweets About Peyton Manning's Comeback Win Versus Chargers

Yesterday, Broncos fans saw a new chapter in the Peyton Manning legend happen live during Denver's 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers.

And it was beautiful.

For the first time since 1994, when he was a freshman at Tennessee, Manning was initially in a backup role owing to injuries that sidelined him since mid-November. But while young buck Brock Osweiler didn't play badly, the team turned the ball over five times, giving life to the woeful Chargers — and raising the possibility that Denver would blow the opportunity for a number 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Needing a momentum change, coach Gary Kubiak called Manning's number during the third quarter — and while Peyton's stats weren't exactly eye-popping, the jolt his presence gave to the players around him most certainly was.

Twitter Nation responded to the eventual Broncos triumph in a big way — and while plenty of haters included accusations of cheating with human growth hormones in their reactions, we've accentuated the positive in the following top tweets list. Hell, someone even baked Peyton a cake!

Enjoy our favorites below, interspersed with images from the game.

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