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No practice for Peyton Manning

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The football-following world first knew that Peyton Manning has an ankle injury when he missed practice three days after getting banged around by the Colts.

The football-following world was reminded of the Peyton Manning ankle injury when he was hit low on Sunday by Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget.

Now, in a development that should surprise no one, Manning isn’t at practice.

He presumably will be listed as not participating due to an injured ankle.  The team hasn’t specified the ankle but on Sunday it was the right leg that Liuget attacked.  A report that both ankles are injured has prompted speculation that Manning simply doesn’t want anyone to know which angle is injured.

Or that he’s trying to provide cover for something else, like an injured shoulder.

Regardless, interim coach Jack Del Rio already has said that Manning definitely will play on Sunday night against the Chiefs.

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  1. dtownsportslions says: Nov 13, 2013 1:57 PM

    On this day, where Peyton Manning didn’t practice, the world will end.

  2. upperdecker19 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:57 PM

    Uh oh……..Papa John demands and explanation!!!

  3. jonbeck316 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:58 PM

    This old dude will not finish the season

  4. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 13, 2013 2:00 PM

    Lol. If Manning didn’t play on Sunday against the Chiefs then how would the game ever hope to draw huge TV crowds..

    Also, Manning won’t let Osweiler on the field. Ever.

  5. 49er33 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:01 PM

    He just doesn’t want to face the D. The Chiefs D.

  6. athwartships says: Nov 13, 2013 2:01 PM

    Will it be a business decision or a football decision?

  7. zeddicuszorander says: Nov 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    Low hit? You fools even posted a picture of it.

  8. tjjohnson98 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    He was not “hit low”. He was hit in a completely legal manner and above the knee. I love how Liuget also “attacked” his leg. There was no wrongdoing here, and Peyton is free to retire any time he can’t handle a physical game.

  9. apkyletexas says: Nov 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    He’ll never bring his 9-10 playoff record to .500.

    Shoulda stayed with Tebow.

  10. dexterismyhero says: Nov 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    He will play. Today is just a day for some Papa John’s Pizza.

  11. TheRealLogicalVoice says: Nov 13, 2013 2:09 PM

    apkyletexas says: Nov 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    He’ll never bring his 9-10 playoff record to .500.

    Shoulda stayed with Tebow.
    —————————————————————

    You should take the hint that Tebow isn’t an NFL caliber QB after Scott Tolzien gets a start.

  12. animalkindness says: Nov 13, 2013 2:11 PM

    Whew…..what is it with the haters??? Let one headline about PM come out and all of your turn out.
    BTW–Has Tebow even thrown a ball in 6 mos?????

  13. broncobeta says: Nov 13, 2013 2:12 PM

    When asked about why he didn’t practice, Manning should channel his inner Iverson.

    Like this dude needs practice.

  14. slick50ks says: Nov 13, 2013 2:15 PM

    The window is currently slamming SHUT!

    Old man ain’t winning anything this year either.

    The donkeys sold their soul for a short window with a broken dude that’s nearly done.

    Lets finish this!

  15. kingokra says: Nov 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    Practice? Practice? Are we talking about practice here?

  16. elway6532 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:26 PM

    BRING BACK TEBOW!!!

    Peyton runs a 7.8 second 20 yard dash. John Fox could run circles around him with a urine bag strapped to his leg and hooked to a ventilator.

    And BTW…John Elway is a classless drunk who dumped his wife for some cheerleader babe. But because he lost three superbowls he is somehow a “great guy” and role model.

    I used to idolize Elway as a kid, I even met him a couple times. Now, I think he is a really crappy guy, but a decent Executive of the Donks.

    How about his “lets kick som a$$!!!” comment at the Stanford game last week? Wow, that was CLASSY in front of a bunch of young kids! What a BOZO.

  17. shuttaman1990 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    Get the hell out my division Manning!

    Raiders go Raiders!

  18. sactogary says: Nov 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    If PM goes down, the Broncos could easily finish 8-8.

    Osweiler is untested, and without Manning, the receivers revert to being average and there is no passing game. No passing game means Moreno is dead in the water. The defense is not that good. If Manning goes down, their offense becomes Tampa Bay.

  19. seattlelibtard says: Nov 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    Just goes to show you how tough Farve was to take a beating for that long. Manning looked like an old man getting up off the field after that low hit last week. Wobbly knees and all.

  20. delmonte55 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    If your going to continue writing about the “injured shoulder” Prove the injured shoulder.

  21. tmarlin1221 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    He just doesn’t want to face the D. The Chiefs D.
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    Yes that vaunted D that has led them to 40 straight vince bombardi trophies. Lin Elliott would be proud of this team.

  22. TheRealLogicalVoice says: Nov 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    Seriously, you Tebow trolls need to let it go. He’s a “never-was,” a “never-will-be.” I mean honestly, Matt Flynn is on a roster, Jason Campbell is a starter, that is how bad Tebow really is.

  23. sdcameron says: Nov 13, 2013 2:40 PM

    I like (actually I don’t) how you try to paint Liuget in a bad light or act like he was malicious when the hit was completely legal and the NFL already came out and said it was legal. But of course that story wasn’t posted on this site.

  24. kcrobert10 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    Weather in Denver Sunday night d cold and snowy. Ya I like the chiefs chances more and more.

  25. lunarpie says: Nov 13, 2013 2:44 PM

    Suprised he lasted this long!!!!

    He is great quarterback but even the best QB cannot be 100% effective with a nagging injury.

    Chiefs defensemen will likely target both ankles knowing that if Peyton Manning is not 100% the AFC West will be the Chiefs.

  26. stealthjunk says: Nov 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    ============
    slick50ks says:
    Nov 13, 2013 2:15 PM
    The donkeys sold their soul for a short window with a broken dude that’s nearly done.
    ============

    Please explain how exactly they “sold their soul.” They got a franchise QB, who in turn has brought in several other high-quality free agents on the cheap and allowed them to build their roster without having to give up any draft picks, plus they didn’t sign him to a long-term contract that jeopardizes their salary cap in future years. Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler is being groomed to be his successor (a la Aaron Rodgers) and the Broncos are selling out the stadium, playing in primetime every week, generating bookoo dollars from the added publicity, and have won almost all of their games the last two years. Not to even mention that getting Manning helped them get rid of Tebow without much backlash. Any way you slice it, it is a complete victory for Denver even if Manning never plays another down. But please don’t let me interrupt your jealous rants with competent thinking.

  27. mizzousooner says: Nov 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Within the rules of course, the Chiefs game plan needs to be putting Manning on the ground early and often!

    Press his receivers to hinder timing and collapse the pocket on him. Poe, Houston and Hali need to tee off on this guy!

  28. mizzousooner says: Nov 13, 2013 2:58 PM

    Osweiler, really? Bwwwwaaaahahaha!

  29. hallirish says: Nov 13, 2013 3:02 PM

    We talkin ’bout practice, man….ning, practice!

  30. scoonie97 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:03 PM

    Meanwhile… in Indy, Andrew Luck practiced today. Luck > Manning

    - Colts fan

  31. shayeezy says: Nov 13, 2013 3:05 PM

    “brock osweiler (a la aaron rodgers)”

    lol, you donkey fans are too much.

    and until peyton wins a playoff game, the donkeys are no better off with him than they were with tebow. now would be a good time to remind you that he’s gone one-and-done NINE times in the playoffs. no one else in the history of the game even comes close.

  32. jjackwagon says: Nov 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    IF Peyton lasts the whole game Sunday, Broncos win. But I don’t see him lasting the rest of the season, if he is already gimpy at the halfway point.

  33. bigdawg24 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:17 PM

    Send Dwayne Bowe in to break Mannings ankle.

    He has a suspension coming anyhow – might as well make him earn the $$ from his new contract.

    Denver is the equivalent to the Jaguars without Manning.

  34. blue18hutthutt says: Nov 13, 2013 3:17 PM

    Wow, what is with all the Peyton hate that brings all the low lives out of the woodwork?

  35. ranger764 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:19 PM

    jjackwagon says: Nov 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    IF Peyton lasts the whole game Sunday, Broncos win. But I don’t see him lasting the rest of the season, if he is already gimpy at the halfway point.
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    Yeah, because there has never been an ankle injury that has healed after the halfway point in a season.

    Keep talking Chiefs fans and Manning haters. The Broncos will be just fine and take care of the Chiefs this Sunday night.

  36. lolo376 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:24 PM

    If the Chiefs don’t beat Denver this week, I’m sure the defense is going to try and hit him hard and often, leave him bruised for when they face him again 2 weeks later!

  37. sullijo1 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:29 PM

    In related news, Chiefs fans will have injured EGOs after Sunday night.

  38. seaeagle707 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:30 PM

    Andy heard this, and immediately ordered an extra half-dozen cheeseburgers. (In lieu of a celebratory bottle of champagne.)

  39. sullijo1 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:30 PM

    The colts lost to the Rams by 30 points last week…..with Luck. Clown.

  40. sullijo1 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:32 PM

    Man, I wonder what the spread in Vegas would be if the weather was projected to be good. 13 points?

    I’m sure you idiots don’t think Vegas takes such variables into account…..moron.

  41. animalkindness says: Nov 13, 2013 3:33 PM

    Hey all of your Teboholics & Manning Haters:

    Tebow was just spotted in LA at USC…..hurry to that website.

  42. richiebburg says: Nov 13, 2013 3:34 PM

    The comments on this are just hilarious and show the stupidity of the average American person.

    “The window is currently slamming SHUT!

    Old man ain’t winning anything this year either.

    The donkeys sold their soul for a short window with a broken dude that’s nearly done.

    Lets finish this!”

    The window is slamming shut? He is on pace to SHATTER every single season passing record in NFL history!

    “If PM goes down, the Broncos could easily finish 8-8.

    Osweiler is untested, and without Manning, the receivers revert to being average and there is no passing game. No passing game means Moreno is dead in the water. The defense is not that good. If Manning goes down, their offense becomes Tampa Bay.”

    First off please refer to him as PFM. Secondly, revert to being average? Every receiver on that team is pro bowl calibur. Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, give me a break that’s ridiculous.

  43. candidad389 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:37 PM

    First off, all of you haters who continue to throw out 9-11 in the playoffs…one-an-done, how many QBs can you name in the history of the league with taht many playoff appearances? That is what I thought…give it a rest!!

    Second, how does someone getting injured while playing football really resemble being “old and washed up; fragile; etc.? I gues Aaron Rodgers is done also, huh? He is out for several weeks b/c of an injury. These things happen!!! Manning has been injured for over a month now and he still leades the league in every category, not to mention he has not even sat out a play. I wouldn’t practice him either. You haters on here are MORONS!!!!!

    Third, let the Chiefs target Peyton’s legs in the game, and I guarantee you that Mr. Smith will be out before long as well. The Bronco’s offensive line is about to have its best game of the season, and the Chiefs will be exposed for the posers they are. A few luck games against 3rd string QBs do not make for a dominant team…that reality will become all too painful in the next few weeks for you fans, when that D plays real QBs!!!

    Fourth, the only hope that the Chiefs have of doing anything amazing this season is for Manning to be out, or for him to be less than 50% (that is still better than 100% of Alex Smith and about 2/3 of the rest of the league’s QBs). I undrstand that certain people hate others out of jealousy, but lets look at this for what it is…a safety precaution to ensure that there is no more damage to Manning’s ankles. I hope he puts up 50 on the Chiefs and exposes them for what they are, great against mediocre talent, but mediocre against superstars…the next few weeks will reveal and expose you, Chiefs, be prepared!!!!

  44. siknutty says: Nov 13, 2013 3:39 PM

    All of this nonsense about how Peyton won’t make it through the game is foolish. It’s pretty widely known that the chiefs have a good pass rush and will be gunning for Peyton. Don’t you think that the number one priority on Denver’s game plan would be protecting Peyton? Denver’s offense is talented enough to keep either a tight end or rb in every play to help pass protect. They will call a lot of screens, draws and quick slant patterns to slow down the chiefs aggressiveness. Peyton has one of the quickest releases in the game. This Kansas City defense failed to register a sack against a third string qb. Combine the altitude and Denver running the no huddle all game will severely slow down this vaunted chiefs pass rush. Denver doesn’t have to put up 35+ to win this game. They just have to limit turnovers and run the ball effectively.

  45. siknutty says: Nov 13, 2013 3:42 PM

    Send Dwayne Bowe in to break Mannings ankle.

    —————————————————————
    I bet you laughed when it was reported that John Fox suffered a heart attack. Stay classy man.

  46. candidad389 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    I predict a 5 TD performance…at least! Welker and J Thomas will have huge games and I see D Thomas breaking another screen pass for a huge gain or TD. The Broncos have too many weapons on offense, unlike anyone the Chiefs have faced. Peyton can release the ball so quickly with the right amount of protection, that once again we will see why he is labeled “the surgeon.” He will pick this defense apart like he does every other, but the Broncos offensive line and defense will have to come to play for 60 minutes and leave it all on the field. I believe they will, because this 3 game series is the Broncos’ season. If they finish with 2 wins out of the 3, they will have homefield in the playoffs…book it!!

  47. patsfan1820 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    Who cares? He does this when he’s not hurt anyway. Do I have to quote Allen Iverson or something? Sheesh I hate Peyton but this is the equivalent of reporting what Tebow had for breakfast this morning.

  48. turtlehut says: Nov 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    delmonte55 says:
    Nov 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    If your going to continue writing about the “injured shoulder” Prove the injured shoulder.
    _______________________________

    If you watched Denver at Indianapolis, after Robert Mathis got a “Strip / Sack” by hitting Peyton’s throwing arm, Peyton’s passes were wobbly, probably indicating an injured shoulder.

  49. mizzousooner says: Nov 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Butthurt _enver fans are a riot.

    Manning, like _envers season, is going down!

  50. tedmurph says: Nov 13, 2013 4:05 PM

    1rst: There are 5 QBs that have started 20 playoff gms or more. None of the others have a losing rec or come near Peyton’s all time record for playoff losses. I won’t bring up the cold weather thing.

    2nd: Older players get hurt more, that’s how it is.

    3rd: As for your guarantees Smith will be out before Manning and Denver’s OL will have it’s best gm of the yr, I’m gonna take your predictions with a grain of salt.

    4th: Chiefs are going to be in the mix no matter what Manning does. At this point, they can practically fall down and go 13-3. They’ll be in the mix. We’ll see if they have enough offense to stay with the big boys, but their D is for real.

  51. frank booth says: Nov 13, 2013 4:09 PM

    It’s strange listening to the armchair doctors on this site make determinations on who’s really injured and who’s not- the assumptions seem to be based upon whether or not they like the particular QB, because they could have no knowledge about his actual condition unless they were down on the field or in the training room.

    Same with the difference between “tough” and “not tough”. Most, if not all, quarterbacks are pretty tough. The difference is whether they are fortunate or not. Brett Favre’s luck in avoiding major injury makes him no more tough than someone who has been out with a torn ACL or some other major injury whereby they can’t play.

    We always hear about the “toughness” of Brett Favre, yet we never heard much about the “toughness” of Peyton or Eli Manning, who are 2nd and 3rd in consecutive NFL starts.

    Although toughness probably factors into a quarterback’s durability, it’s typically not going to be the determining factor. Additionally, we are not going to always hear about the injuries that a QB is nursing, and you’re more likely to hear about them from a player who likes to blow his own horn.

  52. nodindenver says: Nov 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    He will play, he will throw touchdowns, the Broncs will beat the Chiefs, and next week you bozos will be back to your big head, sore neck, playoff record comments. Chief’s fans will be back to chasing Betsy around the pasture. Sunday night will be rocking at Mile High and it is too bad we will not have a gun slinging opposing QB to keep up with the scoring like we had in the old days with Elway-Montana.

  53. steves11 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:22 PM

    It may seem like people are making too big of a deal over Peyton Manning not practicing, but he did miss an entire season two years ago and look what happened to his team that year. What did they have…a 2-14 record? I think its reasonable to argue that he does make a difference.

  54. jdubkc says: Nov 13, 2013 4:29 PM

    Chiefs Fan here… Please Peyton please play on Sunday!!! I want this game, win or loose. and you better play at Arrowhead too!

  55. miamimike1 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:31 PM

    Chances are these two teams will split thier games. Denver needs to run the ni huddle fast pace offence. Burn out K.C.s pass rushers and score fast to take Charles out of the game. K.C. will need to win at home and should. The few here that say IF Manning gets knocked out Denver is done really need to think about what a stupid comment that is. Most teams who have a pro bowl Q.B. and he is out for the rest of the season will be done. Patriots were lucky when they kept winning with thier back up. Cassel hasn’t done a thing since. They had a good system and team around him. Please come up with a better statement than if Manning gets kmocked out the Broncos are done. Most teams would be done hahah . It amazes me how far some will reach just to make a comment.

  56. malvaren18 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:38 PM

    All you need is to beat the Chiefs once and the Patriots and then you can take a seat for the rest of the season and wait for the playoffs

  57. cactusdildo says: Nov 13, 2013 4:46 PM

    I don’t know if you can label the chiefs defense as being “for real” at this point. They have put up good numbers while facing back up qb’s. would a defense that’s “for real” give up 470 yards to the bills who had an undrafted 3rd string qb starting?

    The chiefs offense is not good.. Their defense is good but not as great as the stats suggest.

  58. stoopidfool says: Nov 13, 2013 4:56 PM

    it would be fitting for his career to end just before playing the pats

  59. tedmurph says: Nov 13, 2013 5:10 PM

    Seattle hasn’t shut down any good offenses this yr, does that mean they’re not for real? You can only play the teams on your schedule. KC completely shut down Dallas, the #4 scoring O in the league, and held Philly to 16 pts as well, although they gave up some yds. Even Buffalo only scored 13 pts. Forcing turnovers counts too.

  60. weepingjebus says: Nov 13, 2013 5:11 PM

    Love the picture. I always knew we’d see more Tebowing one way or another.

  61. baltimoresnativeson says: Nov 13, 2013 5:26 PM

    Megahead say it ain’t so.

  62. chiefsalways says: Nov 13, 2013 5:37 PM

    Manning is tough and will play. This will be a great game regardless. The Chiefs and Broncos are fighting for home field advantage for the playoffs. Both teams are in and to be real honest, I never expected the Chiefs to be here this late in the season. It helps to forget the 2-14 season we had last year. The playoffs will be nice again and it will be interesting to see how far Reid can take them. As for the Broncos, they are under a time crunch with their current team. Manning is great but in football years he is a senior citizen. He is beginning to show this. The Chiefs defense is “for real” and it will show in the game.

  63. cactusdildo says: Nov 13, 2013 6:02 PM

    Yes your defense played a bend but don’t break style against the bills, but when you play against a talented quarterback a lot more of those yards will turn into points. It’s also a lot easier to force turnovers when playing against a backup quarterback. How they do this weekend, against Denver’s offense led by an elite qb, will determine if they are for real or not.

  64. papas88063 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:22 PM

    Its okay, he will get to practice on Sunday.

  65. turtlehut says: Nov 13, 2013 8:35 PM

    Through 9 games Kansas City’s opponents QB Rating = 67.8 which would place 44th looking at all 56 Quarterbacks who have played in 2013

  66. Tyree Studio says: Nov 15, 2013 8:54 AM

    “Nov 13, 2013 3:05 PM

    “brock osweiler (a la aaron rodgers)”

    lol, you donkey fans are too much.

    and until peyton wins a playoff game, the donkeys are no better off with him than they were with tebow. now would be a good time to remind you that he’s gone one-and-done NINE times in the playoffs. no one else in the history of the game even comes close.”

    You sound like a Chiefs fan? If so, I guess you would know, your team has mastered the fine art of one-and-done in the playoffs.

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