The Broncos seem to be back to form after beating the Texans on Monday night. For a while they looked flat and couldn’t capitalize on certain opportunities. Following the win, the Broncos look forward to facing their division rival Chargers for the second time in three weeks.

The loss to the Chargers two weeks ago is still fresh in their minds, and they feel like this will be a game of revenge.

“You get eager when you lose to somebody and then you get to play them two weeks later; you’re definitely going to be anxious to play them,” Aqib Talib told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports Radio. “You want that revenge. At the same time, it’s another division game. All of our division games are super important.”

The Broncos defense seemed very relaxed, as if they were just going through the motions in the first game against the Chargers. Talib feels differently and thinks they just didn’t get off to the right start against Philip Rivers.

“He was only successful on his first two possessions of the game,” Talib said. “He had 10 other possessions in that game and he didn’t do anything. He had a great first 15 [minutes].”

After only playing one division game through the first seven weeks of the season, they are 0-1 in division games. This game against the Chargers is important to get that first win within the AFC west.

“You start getting later in the season, all of the games are more and more important,” Talib said. “So this game is more important than the last one. We’ve got a chunk of our division games. We’ve just got to execute better. If we come out there with a lot of energy at home, we’ll be alright.”

The Chargers really stuck to the inside pass in the first game, which made for a busy night for Broncos linebackers. Certain defensive backs and safeties may get frustrated but others take it as credit.

“After the game, Chris and I really take it as a compliment,” Talib said. “They really stayed away from us. They don’t want to throw the ball to us so we definitely look at it as a compliment.”

With a win against the Texans, the Broncos go into the Chargers game at home with momentum. Some say they lost their “mojo” for a couple of weeks and Talib agrees.

“I think it left for a while,” Talib said. “When you’re the champs and you’re 4-0, somebody comes and socks you in the face, you shake back. It happens to the best of us. Sometimes you have to get socked in the face for you to wake up.”

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