Morning Links: Liuget hit on Manning legal

Good morning. Mike Klis of the Denver Post heard back from the NFL regarding San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget’s hit to the legs of Peyton Manning while the Denver quarterback delivered a game-clinching strike to Demaryius Thomas.

Per Klis, the league said the hit was legal because Liuget made initial contact above Manning’s knees to his thigh area before wrapping below the knees and taking him down.

Manning suffered a right ankle injury on the play and received treatment on the field from Denver’s training staff. But because the Broncos called a timeout, Manning was allowed to stay on the field for the next play. Manning is healthy enough to play next week against Kansas City.

I asked San Diego coach Mike McCoy about the play on Monday. McCoy said he does not comment on decisions made by NFL officials.

Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus takes a look back at Denver’s win over San Diego. He notes cornerback Shareece Wright’s struggles covering Demaryius Thomas, along with the affect San Diego’s shuffling of the offensive line had on the team’s poor pass protection.

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert tells us that Rivers took a season-high four sacks in his weekly quarterback report.

Matt Calkins of U-T San Diego believes the Chargers are not playing with enough urgency.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com offers five things he learned from the Chargers-Broncos game.

John Gennaro of Bolts From The Blue wants the Chargers to unleash pass-catching tight end Ladarius Green.

Actress Anne Hathaway apparently is a Danny Woodhead fan.