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Report: Peyton Manning “absolutely” will play vs. Chiefs

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The city of Denver can exhale again.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manningabsolutely will play Sunday against the Chiefs,” according to a team source.

Manning had an MRI this morning, and the test showed an aggravation of the existing high right ankle sprain, but no new damage.

While a high ankle sprain is something that takes time to heal, Manning’s game isn’t based on his mobility, and if he’s been playing on it thus far while piling up stats at record pace, there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to.

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42 Responses to “Report: Peyton Manning “absolutely” will play vs. Chiefs”
  1. jimnsota says: Nov 11, 2013 1:58 PM

    “The city of Denver can exhale again.”

    More importantly people who have him on their fantasy teams…

  2. db105 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:58 PM

    The Chiefs will “absolutely” go after his ankle.

  3. jbsptfn says: Nov 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    Well, if they do, they better be ready for someone to go after their ankles.

  4. blue18hutthutt says: Nov 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    Was there really any doubt?

    Cue the classless Chiefs fans salivating over the thought of having one of the classiest, all time greats carried off on a stretcher

  5. surfinbird1 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:03 PM

    Tighten up the bolt in his neck and he’ll be fine. The neck bone connected to the knee bone and so on. Should be a great game. Free pizza for everybody!

  6. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    Top 5 teams in the NFL:
    1. Broncos
    2. Seahawks
    3. Chiefs
    4. Patriots
    5. Vikings

  7. lightcleric says: Nov 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    His game may not be based on his mobility, but that’s part of what got him injured in the first place, and when you’re missing your starting left tackle against a group of rushers as ferocious as the Chiefs’ you better have something resembling mobility if you don’t want to get smashed.

  8. sullijo1 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    Peyton Manning at 80% is better than Jeff Tuel at 125%.

  9. azjahwkr says: Nov 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    blue18hutthutt says: Nov 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    Was there really any doubt?

    Cue the classless Chiefs fans salivating over the thought of having one of the classiest, all time greats carried off on a stretcher
    ———————————————————-
    Easy there cowboy..not all Chiefs fans are classless. I for one want him to play so we can see how we match up against the best QB. It should be a good game, win or lose

  10. schmitty2 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    The city of Denver can exhale again. And go right back to legally “inhaling” and then ordering up some Papa John’s.

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    The Chiefs will be out to hit him as early and as often as possible because that’s how you rattle Peyton Manning….

    Oh wait, that’s how you rattle every QB… Seriously though, if they don’t keep him off his ass, he may not finish this game with a slew of ankle problems already.

  12. weepingjebus says: Nov 11, 2013 2:31 PM

    Still weird to see him in a Broncos helmet.

  13. siknutty says: Nov 11, 2013 2:40 PM

    The broncos need to game plan accordingly to protect Peyton better. They will probably keep a tight end or rb in to provide extra protection. Either way, peyton is one of the best at getting rid of the ball quickly and our receivers are great at getting yards after the catch. The broncos will be able to move the ball at will its just a matter of limiting turnovers and establishing a running game to help take pressure off Peyton. We will see how that chiefs defense does against our fast paced offense in the altitude. It should be a good game.

  14. repmochief50 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:41 PM

    Was there really any doubt?

    Cue the classless Chiefs fans salivating over the thought of having one of the classiest, all time greats carried off on a stretcher
    ………………..
    We just hope your team assumes this game is going to be as easy as you classless fans do! BTW, we hope he doesn’t go down. We don’t want you to have any excuses!

  15. football58 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:44 PM

    The Chiefs are disappointed they don’t get to play a backup QB this week.

  16. jonbeck316 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:44 PM

    That ankle sprain keeps reaching higher and higher. Pretty soon it will reach all the way up to that surgically repaired neck of his.

  17. Patriot42 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:46 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Chiefs take a shot at his gimpy leg? This is football isn’t it?

  18. bigzant82 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:46 PM

    is it me or this game goin be like the VIKINGS-SAINTS 2009 game there be goin for PEYTON’s Legs?

  19. broncosnative says: Nov 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    Hey chiefs fans two words for you, BOUNTY GATE! The way you’re talking on here, you want your chiefs to put a bounty on manning’s ankles, to go low all the time. Have you heard the saying be careful what you wish for because it may come back and haunt you? Jamaal Charles is the best player on offense for the chiefs, instead of being all up in the broncos business, how about worrying about your own team and if he could withstand the pounding the broncos give to RBs. If they can’t get that running game going early, you chiefs fans will have a lot more to worry about than the broncos fans. Can Alex smith be relied on to take over a game? Let remember that it is the defense that’s bailing them out when their down. No doubt in my mind this will be a good game but lets not act like both teams don’t have their problems.

  20. tmarlin1221 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:48 PM

    Was there really any doubt?

    Cue the classless Chiefs fans salivating over the thought of having one of the classiest, all time greats carried off on a stretcher
    ………………..
    We just hope your team assumes this game is going to be as easy as you classless fans do! BTW, we hope he doesn’t go down. We don’t want you to have any excuses!
    ………………..

    Yes, the 40th straight offseason championship trophy is on the line for the crappy chiefs. Hank Stram and Lin Elliott would be proud !

  21. patriotsdefense says: Nov 11, 2013 3:00 PM

    The Broncos are happily sweeping all talk of that right knee under the rug. Chiefs, Patriots, Chiefs is a painful stretch ahead.

  22. siknutty says: Nov 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    All this talk about how awful Denver’s defense is funny.. Their defense is vastly improved with the return of miller and woodyard. Their last 3 games they held Luck to 228 passing yards, RG3 to 132, and Rivers to 218. And this was when, except for the colts game, the broncos were up big and the opposing team were pass happy and needed to quickly score points. Denver’s defense is not as bad as people suggest they are.. 

  23. azarkhan says: Nov 11, 2013 3:10 PM

    Chiefs, don’t hurt him too bad. Leave a little for the Patriots!

  24. rodh32340 says: Nov 11, 2013 3:10 PM

    That top 5 list above is so ridiculously wrong! Where are the Saints? New England gets some credit for playing and winning with a bunch of rookies but even Belichick will tell you a lot of wins were luck. Minnesota? Really? AP and what else makes this a top 5 club? Face it, the NFL has problems everywhere, whether its the CBA, the lack of quality coaching, the changing of the rules every year, the constant fines, good knowledgable referees, PEDs, concussion and other medical problems….these are just some of the reasons why you can’t field a Top 5 that everyone will agree with!

  25. unclebluck says: Nov 11, 2013 3:13 PM

    “…..and when you’re missing your starting left tackle against a group of rushers as ferocious as the Chiefs’ you better have something resembling mobility if you don’t want to get smashed….
    Yea just like you did to our undrafted, 4th string rookie QB in Buffalo…..0 – times…Bills may have lost but they exposed your Chiefs for what they really are…a “pretty good” pass rush and NOTHIN ELSE…….

  26. rando74 says: Nov 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Denver is going to wrap up home field by week 13 anyway. Osweiler will mop up the last 3 games.Then Manning can sit around and let his ankles heal for a month and get ready for whoever makes it out of the wildcard round.

    oh and cue the “Manning cant win in the playoffs so hell be one and done anyway” in 3…2….1….

  27. dodohead418 says: Nov 11, 2013 3:49 PM

    Basically this means Manning will “absolutely” beat the Chiefs.

  28. willycents says: Nov 11, 2013 4:02 PM

    Manning with one leg >Smith on his best day

  29. objectivenflfan says: Nov 11, 2013 4:05 PM

    I for one am pretty happy to see the bitter hatred between the Broncos & Chiefs come back to life. As a Bronco fan, even though I can’t stand the Chiefs, it’s good to see the rivalry back in the spot light. About time.

  30. jayhawk6 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:07 PM

    The chutzpah of Bronco’s nation is fully based upon the health of a 37 year old man with an increasingly fragile body. The team’s record will likely put it into the post season, but will the physical toll of the final seven games leave him incapacitated by that time?

    No fan wants to see his/her QB move like a rusty robot at the end of a game, but in this case, his mobility may soon be at that point when a game starts.

  31. repmochief50 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:17 PM

    Bounty Gate, now that’s funny!!! I believe our D has maybe 2 roughing the passer penalties all yr and no fines. Sorry, we don’t have to cheat. Speaking of cheaters, how is Von doing???

  32. chets2013 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:38 PM

    Hmmm Peyton only posts 28 against the Chargers what 27th ranked defense…Sacked a couple..Hurried a couple. Sore leg too. Going to be a long night for the old guy next Sunday. Interesting that Andy Reed teams are 13 and 1 after the buy week also. And from center stage let me introduce Dontari Poe.

  33. dt58 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    Hahaha. I love the whole “Manning > A. Smith” thing. Let me explain how this works. Manning is a QB and QBs play on offense. Smith is also a QB and therefore plays offense as well. So, when Smith is on the field, Manning is on the sidelines and vice versa. So the way it works is Manning and the rest of the Broncos offense are actually play the Chiefs defense. Smith and the rest of the Chiefs offense will be playing against the Denver defense…I know, mind blowing isn’t it.

  34. dt58 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    tmarlin1221 says:
    Nov 11, 2013 2:48 PM
    Was there really any doubt?

    Cue the classless Chiefs fans salivating over the thought of having one of the classiest, all time greats carried off on a stretcher
    ………………..
    We just hope your team assumes this game is going to be as easy as you classless fans do! BTW, we hope he doesn’t go down. We don’t want you to have any excuses!
    ………………..

    Yes, the 40th straight offseason championship trophy is on the line for the crappy chiefs. Hank Stram and Lin Elliott would be proud

    The classless Chiefs fans? Really? It would appear that Denver has plenty of it’s own classless fans.

    Really looking forward to the matchup WITH Peyton playing. Real fans don’t want to see any player get hurt, especially one of the games greats. Plus, with all the whinning about the LEGAL hit he took, I couldn’t imagine the crap we’d hear if he didn’t play

  35. lanman11 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    I hear the Broncos are secretly saying that they don’t fear the Chiefs defense at all, because they are going to screen pass the daylights out of them, and it should be a record day for Welker. I also heard they think Manning will rack up 4-5 more 3 yard touchdown passes.

  36. siknutty says: Nov 11, 2013 6:03 PM

    Hmmm Peyton only posts 28 against the Chargers what 27th ranked defense
    ———————————————–

    Only 28 points??? Have the chiefs even put up 28 this year? Yea, our offense must be that good when chiefs fans expect us to score more points. Don’t worry buddy, you will see a lot of passing touchdowns next week and they aren’t going to be coming from Alex smith.

  37. melikefootball says: Nov 11, 2013 7:05 PM

    who thought Payton wouldn’t? What a deal once more by the media on a no issue. WOW he was hit you would think the sky id=s falling. Take a look at the hits on other NFL QB’s with not a thought from anyone especially the refs.

  38. bronco582 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:09 PM

    I am sure the broncos are not very worried about a defense that has given up 810 yards and only have one sack in the last two games against the great offensives that are the bills and browns what a joke of a team

  39. animalkindness says: Nov 11, 2013 7:21 PM

    I am a huge Broncos fan but I cannot deny how good the Chiefs look this year and I am happy for them. As for cutting on PM, everyone knows he is one of the best and smartest, yes smartest QB’s in the NFL. Save the pathetic comments on his old body, etc. In all honesty there was nothing more pathetic than watching Alex Smith last year walk up and down the sidelines when Harbaugh put Kapernick in instead of him. The poor guy never took his helmet off all game. That was sad.

  40. johninthewest says: Nov 11, 2013 10:25 PM

    How many Chef fans will jump in their camaro’s and drive across Kansas to see them lose?

  41. jjackwagon says: Nov 12, 2013 10:45 AM

    “Peyton Manning “absolutely” will play vs. Chiefs”.
    I don’t think that repeatedly picking yourself up off the ground can be considered playing but if you do, I guess it’s okay.

  42. broncosnative says: Nov 12, 2013 12:10 PM

    Here’s my version of what they said and what we heard. What they said, vegas has the broncos as a 8 point favorites to win Sunday night, what we heard, vegas feels that two sprained ankles manning is better than the chiefs defense.

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