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With MRI pending, the thinking is Manning will be fine

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Peyton Manning’s meticulous manipulation of opposing defenses doesn’t end at the sideline.  Manning is always thinking multiple steps ahead, and the thinking in the wake of Sunday’s post-game disclosure of a looming MRI is that Manning is fine.

Basically, if Manning wasn’t fine he wouldn’t have said he’ll be getting an MRI.

Mentioning the MRI may have been directed at the officials who failed to flag Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget for hitting Manning low.  It was clear that Manning wasn’t happy about that, for good reason.

Moving forward, it’s unclear whether the MRI will examine Manning’s right ankle or rights knee, but it will be a major surprise if the MRI finds any real damage.  If Manning thought it would, he never would have uttered those three letters.

Then again, maybe I’m just engaged in wishful thinking, given that Manning is due to play in the next two NBC Sunday night games, against the Chiefs then the Patriots.

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  1. jbsptfn says: Nov 11, 2013 9:06 AM

    He got one two weeks ago, so this just could be precautionary.

    However, if he has to miss just Sunday’s KC game, I wouldn’t be crushed as a Denver fan because I wouldn’t mind seeing Brock in a regular season game, and this is a good place at home against an overrated KC team that should have lost it’s last two games.

  2. richiebburg says: Nov 11, 2013 9:16 AM

    The person who hit PFM that low needs to be fined and suspended multiple games!!! The league can’t afford an injury to PFM during his record breaking run! I’m sure fellow Broncos fans can testify the fear we experienced as PFM went back down to the grass after trying to walk off the hit. I laughed as PFM scolded the officials who didn’t understand that he called the time out so he could stay on the field!

  3. powerandair says: Nov 11, 2013 9:21 AM

    As a KC fan, i hope he is fine as well. Its a big game and as we know Manning chokes and pukes all over himself in big games. Donkey fans will complain as always when they lose. The Chiefs defense will beat him up all day

  4. eglsfan says: Nov 11, 2013 9:24 AM

    @richiebburg
    PFM isnt god……quarterbacks get hit…he is just a whiny pansy

  5. jonesjosh1129 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:30 AM

    @ Jbsptfn

    Ha and you said the Chiefs are overrated?!?!?!?!
    Look at Denver’s schedule of the games they already played. They have played one team with a winning record in which they lost to. So you might want to rethink your overrated talk. They re looking at a 3 game losing streak these next three weeks.

    Go Pats!

  6. truths4all says: Nov 11, 2013 9:32 AM

    Now I see that the Chargers are challenging the Lions for the dirtiest team with the dirtiest players in the NFL.

    There were plenty of uncalled cheap shots, uncalled holding calls, and bad ball spots yesterday, mostly one-sided in favor of one team or another. Its becoming clearer and clearer that the NFL and their officials are trying to control and direct the outcome of games. No longer are bad calls and bad non-calls made on both sides, they come in controlled actions and non-actions designed to help one team win over another.

    Vegas influences anyone? Before you laugh, remember that the Super Bowl has billions bet on it worldwide. Its by far the greatest and largest gambling event in the world every year. That’s a lot of insider influences.

  7. bradyapplaudstheflag says: Nov 11, 2013 9:37 AM

    Well, it is called the “Brady Rule” and not the “Manning Rule.”

  8. scrotiemcb says: Nov 11, 2013 9:40 AM

    Big game? The big game was beating the Bolts at home; the Bolts being far superior to the Chiefs and all that. Last I checked, SD hasn’t had the the good fortune of facing backup QBs and getting EVERY random bounce and bad call go their way all season.

    If the Broncos aren’t up by 4 TDs by halftime, I’ll just be patient, they’ll get there by the end of the 4th.

  9. jbeagles23 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:40 AM

    It’s amazing how one o the all time greats folds in any game with pressure. That colts game he looked average

  10. blue18hutthutt says: Nov 11, 2013 9:44 AM

    powerandair says:
    Nov 11, 2013 9:21 AM
    As a KC fan, i hope he is fine as well. Its a big game and as we know Manning chokes and pukes all over himself in big games. Donkey fans will complain as always when they lose. The Chiefs defense will beat him up all day
    ============================

    Alot of classless yacking, thumping of chests and crawling out from under the wood work for a franchise that’s been irrelevant for a decade

    I hope Peyton Manning sends you scumbags scurrying back into whatever dark hole you’ve been waiting it out in

  11. pats777 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    For the thousandth time people, it’s not the Brady rule. It was drafted in response to the dirty Steelers hit on Carson Palmer. Stop rewriting football history. BTW, Manning wouldn’t be taking so many hits if he actually had a NFL-level run game.

  12. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2013 10:02 AM

    “Basically, if Manning wasn’t fine he wouldn’t have said he’ll be getting an MRI.”

    What kind of back assed thinking is that?

  13. davbos78 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:03 AM

    Very comical to hear Chiefs fans talk trash. This is a team that has been mostly a joke for the past 40 years or so. A little success has gone very quickly to their heads. Clearly, they are an improved team this year, but they haven’t accomplished anything yet. Assuming Manning plays, (be shocked if he doesn’t) the Chiefs have a real chance to grab control of the AFC West by beating a real team with an elite QB. We’ll definitely know what their made of in a week.

  14. mobuccsfan says: Nov 11, 2013 10:05 AM

    Not really a Donks or Manning fan but to be fair, a very similar tackle of Matt Ryan happened in the SEA-ATL game and he was called for a flag for unnecessary roughness, roughing the QB instead of getting the sack–which he should of had. The league has made it so watered down anymore and then they are inconsistent when calling these penalties…if that one was a penalty then the hit on Manning should have been to.

    As far as the Chiefs winning–even if it is Osweiler, I think the Donks beat the Chiefs. They have been very fortunate thus far–but they aren’t there yet. I don’t think it is all Alex Smith either–he is very serviceable. I think they need to improve that offense by leaps and bounds–then they can truly contend. This could be KC’s greatest challenge going forward–giving Reid’s history of trying to just outsmart himself in games as he did with Philly. He’s got to truly learn how to be balanced–especially in KC with a back like Charles. I still think the division comes down to the Broncos and Chiefs with the non-division winner for sure being a wild-card team.

  15. kcrobert10 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:14 AM

    Boy I seem to remember it wasn’t that long ago the Broncos were awful to. Didn’t they get miller with the number 3 overall pick. Hummm granted the chiefs have been bad for a stretch to but seems to like u guys in Denver haven’t done anything since elway was the qb. Did I miss a afc championship or super bowl game since then. With the way u guys talk you would think you were new England. Anyway I hope for a good game I hope he plays and if he thought sd and Indy had pass rushers wait till u see what kc does. Also I do see on the schedule that Denver has only played one team with a winning record to and they totally lost to them. Oh and that same team that beat them was just run yesterday by Stl without Bradford. Any givin Sunday boys someone can win. See u on Sunday night after we are 10 and 0.

  16. davbos78 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:15 AM

    Manning getting hit a lot lately probably has a lot more to do with losing Ryan Clady than the Denver running game. Moreno has actually been very good and the rookie Ball has shown flashes of late as well.

  17. kcgranddad says: Nov 11, 2013 10:19 AM

    Most Chiefs fans I know, WANT to play against Manning. We recognize that he’s a great player and that a win in Denver won’t be easy, but if the Chiefs pull it off, it’ll be a sweet victory that should finally silence the skeptics.

  18. jiminauburn says: Nov 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    That call in the Seattle game was a joke. He basically just grabbed his feet and pulled him down.

  19. jiminauburn says: Nov 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    KC is not a test to see how good Denver is. Denver is not a good test to see how good KC is. Neither has played anyone good. That would be like saying that if Jacksonville beats Tampa Bay, it is a good test and proves they are good.

  20. dublindemonszfl says: Nov 11, 2013 10:24 AM

    I’m surprise the guy that hit didn’t hurt. It can’t feel to good to run into a statue at full speed.

  21. kcgranddad says: Nov 11, 2013 10:34 AM

    The Chiefs and Broncos now have a combined record of 17-1. Anyone who honestly believes these two teams haven’t yet proven they’re good, doesn’t understand NFL level football. I can hardly wait for Sunday night.

  22. jimmyirsayscrankdealer1972topresent says: Nov 11, 2013 10:45 AM

    That’s 3 or 4 times that he’s been hit low illegally(without a flag). Scum defensive coaches are going to continue to do it until it is flagged.

  23. 21stnprime says: Nov 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    Peyton gets shook up every time he hits the ground. With that beat up offensive line, Peyton probably won’t make it out of the Chiefs games intact. Chiefs are just too physical upfront.

  24. tsizzlesucks says: Nov 11, 2013 10:52 AM

    This guy whines like nobody in the game. Even when Brady got hit low by Pollard(who has a history of cheap hits) he didn’t whine. This guy has a horrible record as a playoff qb and when it’s really crunch time he’ll fail like he always does! So don’t worry about Manning…he’ll choke like Mama Cass.

  25. jbsptfn says: Nov 11, 2013 11:00 AM

    Ha and you said the Chiefs are overrated?!?!?!?!
    Look at Denver’s schedule of the games they already played. They have played one team with a winning record in which they lost to. So you might want to rethink your overrated talk. They re looking at a 3 game losing streak these next three weeks.

    Go Pats!
    _________________________________________________

    JonesJosh, Pats fans shouldn’t talk. They get six free wins every year in one of the worst divisions in NFL History for a prolonged stretch of time (in this case 12 years). The Pats are getting shut down in Charlotte next Monday Night. And, if Manning is healthy, Denver will pound them. Get ready to be 7-4.

  26. marcuswelby70 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:08 AM

    Why did the official allow PM to scold him?
    Did he not have the marbles to tell him to shut up? Jees, what’s going on here?

  27. jd2552 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:31 AM

    “…u guys in Denver haven’t done anything since elway was the qb. Did I miss a afc championship or super bowl game since then.”

    Sweet comment! Wasn’t Len Dawson the QB last time the Chiefs won anything of note or did I miss the past 4o or so years?

  28. mrconnors says: Nov 11, 2013 11:42 AM

    I love how people like Jbsptfn always say this, “the Patriots get six free wins in one of the worst divisions in NFL history”.

    First off, the Patriots have only gotten six “free” wins twice in all that time, in 2007 when they went 16-0, and 2012. And the Jets did make the AFCCG twice in the past four years and probably will make the playoffs this year.

    Second, where exactly are these juggernaut divisions that the Patriots aren’t playing in? The AFC North has the Bengals going against the likes of the Browns, Ravens, and Steelers. The AFC South has the Colts (who just lost 38-8 to the Rams) playing the Jaguars, Texans, and Titans. The AFC West just recently became good with the Chiefs this year and Broncos. You’ve still got the Raiders and Chargers there.

    The NFC East? What a joke. The Giants might win that division. The Bears, Lions, and Vikings stink. The Buccaneers and Falcons stink. The NFC West has two great teams, but the other two are jokes as well.

  29. jasonculhane says: Nov 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    The Chargers came out with these statements like “we’re gonna beat up Manning”….Obviously, a league that’s trying to protect its quarterbacks would of been aware of such comments. If the Chargers were the Saints it would have gotten more press.

    I didn’t think the hits were bad on Manning, but teams have figured out how to hit him after a thrown ball and get away with it. Teams have also figured out how to grab and hold the receivers after 5 yards and get away with it.

    If the Broncos could run the ball with success and be consistant at it they wouldn’t have this problem.

  30. boltbaby says: Nov 11, 2013 11:51 AM

    What y’all didn’t know is that hit low was in response to guys doing that to Rivers earlier in the game. But of course that never gets noticed.

  31. salutethis says: Nov 11, 2013 11:54 AM

    @21st
    Oh yeah, I can see how much Peyton gets shaken up every time he hits the ground. You can tell because he missed so many games before that neck injury….

  32. riverhorsey says: Nov 11, 2013 12:03 PM

    What happened to the Brady rule? Should of been called there.

  33. blue18hutthutt says: Nov 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    tsizzlesucks says:
    Nov 11, 2013 10:52 AM
    This guy whines like nobody in the game. Even when Brady got hit low by Pollard(who has a history of cheap hits) he didn’t whine. This guy has a horrible record as a playoff qb and when it’s really crunch time he’ll fail like he always does! So don’t worry about Manning…he’ll choke like Mama Cass.

    ————————————

    Please tell me you’re joking or else we might’ve taken this discussion to new depths of stupidity

    You’ve obviously never watched Brady react after a few hits then, either that or you’re a hypocrite, or an idiot – somehow I suspect it’s a combination of the latter 2

  34. strokinmyego says: Nov 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    Tom Brady’s hand looks like a balloon and he says there’s nothing wrong with him and makes no excuses. Manning has some sore ankles and he panders to the media and says he’s getting an MRI the next day.

    Pretty big difference in the approach here between these two.

  35. tmarlin1221 says: Nov 11, 2013 12:06 PM

    “Ha and you said the Chiefs are overrated?!?!?!?”

    I’m guessing he says that based on 40 straight vince bombardi trophies in KC as well as Lin Elliot’s accuracy during last “great” kc team ?

  36. isphet71 says: Nov 11, 2013 12:21 PM

    All this banter is great…

    “But who are the CHEFS?”

  37. bullcharger says: Nov 11, 2013 12:21 PM

    strokinmyego says:Nov 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    Tom Brady’s hand looks like a balloon and he says there’s nothing wrong with him and makes no excuses. Manning has some sore ankles and he panders to the media and says he’s getting an MRI the next day.

    Pretty big difference in the approach here between these two.

    ————————

    I don’t think there’s much difference. They are both tough guys that don’t miss many games and I don’t the MRI thing as Manning being a whiner.

    Also, Brady doesn’t really want opposing players trying to smack his hand every play, so it makes sense to say it’s fine.

  38. 63deuceman says: Nov 11, 2013 12:35 PM

    Boy, I wish I had the opportunity to choke as much as Peyton Manning. And so do all of you who call him a choker.

    Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins.

  39. strokinmyego says: Nov 11, 2013 12:36 PM

    “I don’t think there’s much difference. They are both tough guys that don’t miss many games and I don’t the MRI thing as Manning being a whiner.”

    I tend to agree. I’m just sick of hearing from fans who say Brady’s soft, Brady’s a wuss, etc. He’s never made a big deal about his injuries, never makes excuses, and never puts any attention on himself.

    By the way this isn’t the “Brady rule” this is the Carson Palmer rule. I know it doesn’t have the same appeal does it?

    I’d say something clever about people getting their facts straight but I know the blind hatred of Brady makes being objective and honest impossible for all of the haters.

  40. kindbass says: Nov 11, 2013 1:13 PM

    “I’m trying to be a good teammate here. Let’s just say we had some problems in protection.”

    “No excuses. We just didn’t play well. I have to do a better job out there. That’s what I need to do.”

    Guess which one is the Manning quote and which one is the Brady quote.

  41. pooskay says: Nov 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    The MRI results are in via Twitter…

    Peyton’s knee is made of steel

  42. salutethis says: Nov 11, 2013 1:26 PM

    Talking about the schedule is useless for both teams. I do give a slight edge to Denver because of the back up luck that KC had. But its really not enough to be worth a argument.
    And everybody knows its the Brady rule. The Palmer hit was a worse hit and shady, but it was when the media darling Brady was lost for a season that rules were made.
    Just a FYI. Palmer was hurt in 2005. Brady was hurt in 2008, and the rule was changed in 2009. Look it up before you tell everybody to get their fact straight.Cause I doubt the “palmer” rule was gonna be made 3-4 years after the incident.

  43. broncosnative says: Nov 11, 2013 1:49 PM

    You chiefs fans crack me up, you’re the last ones who should be talking crap. May I remind you that this team is coming off a 2-14 season, broncos coming off a 13-3 season. Better yet here’s another fact, the chiefs now has the same amount of wins this year that they had the last two seasons. Chiefs are all defense, no offense proof, well the defense put up more points 14 that the offense 9 against the bills. The offense only had 210 total yards, the bills had more than double with a 3rd string QB at the helms. Instead of trash talking on the broncos articles, you should be worried about your so called great defense giving up big yards to weaker teams. We saw yesterday that when the broncos get in the groove, there’s no stopping them. I would be worried how the chiefs will respond if they’re down 21-6 at the half like the chargers were. Yes us broncos have plenty to worry about but don’t act like the chiefs have no question marks heading into this game. Oh and another thing, you can slow down manning but you can’t contain him, until the clock hits triple zero in the fourth quarter, the game is never over when Peyton manning is in charge.

  44. dt58 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    You Broncos fans seem to forget that 2 years ago it was the Tebow show and didn’t you grab Miller at 3rd overall? Pretty sure you “earned” that drafting position. But you’re probably right, you can’t stop Peyton but you can slow him down and that D in Denver hasn’t stopped anyone

  45. mooberry123 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:44 PM

    Manning- Cries about a wrap up ankle tackle.

    Favre- Doesn’t cry about “Bountygate.”

  46. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    First of all, a Bronco is a horse, not a donkey. A hybrid cross between a donkey and a horse is a mule which many fans are acting like mules. I am a huge Bronco fan (horse, not donkey) and I agree Peyton Manning chokes under pressure. It showed last year in playoffs against the Ravens and again against the Colts this year. I suspect the same against the Chiefs.

  47. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    strokinmyego says:
    Nov 11, 2013 12:04 PM
    Tom Brady’s hand looks like a balloon and he says there’s nothing wrong with him and makes no excuses.
    ——————————————-

    Tom Brady will be fine… if the defense continues to carry him like they did back when Ty Law and McGinest played.

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