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Jack Del Rio describes Peyton Manning’s status as “definite”

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Officially, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. But Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio says probable doesn’t really capture just how certain the team is that Manning will play.

“They don’t have a definite category on there, or I would check it off. . . . He’s ready to go, and as a team we’re ready to go,” Del Rio said, via ESPN.com.

Manning was reportedly already struggling with ankle injuries before Sunday’s game against the Chargers, and he hobbled off the field at the end of the game after San Diego defensive lineman Corey Liuget hit him in the ankle.

Liuget was not fined for that hit, which won’t make Manning or Del Rio happy, considering that Manning appeared to be complaining to the officials afterward, and Del Rio said he wanted the league office to review the hit. But while Manning may not be 100 percent as he tries to avoid Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Dontari Poe on Sunday, he will be out there.

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25 Responses to “Jack Del Rio describes Peyton Manning’s status as “definite””
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    Broncos 58
    Chiefs 17

  2. footballfilmroom says: Nov 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    So far this season, the Chiefs have been masterful at dictating one-on-one matchups between Hali and Houston and opposing offensive tackles. With the alignment of their inside three D-linemen as well as inside linebackers who show blitz pre-snap, they can force the opposing interior offensive line to take these defenders, leaving the right and/or left tackles alone on islands vs their premiere pass rushers. This will happen again on Sunday night.

    It will be up to Manning to do what he’s done basically throughout his entire career. See the field quickly, react quickly, and get the ball out of his hands. If he can do that, there are matchups to exploit in the passing game.

  3. thejohnsmith1122 says: Nov 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    This would be the disappointment of the season if Peyton doesn’t play. Even half a Peyton should be a good game to watch against an undefeated team.

  4. ottawabrave91 says: Nov 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    don’t forget that Derrick Johnson can also get to the qb from up the middle

  5. azjahwkr says: Nov 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    thepftpoet says: Nov 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    Broncos 58
    Chiefs 17
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    Let’s see if you’re around Sunday night after the game to back up your score. My predication…you won’t be found

  6. steaderic says: Nov 15, 2013 5:23 PM

    “defensive lineman Corey Liuget hit him in the ankle.”
    “Manning appeared to be complaining to the officials afterward”

    I don’t think either of these things happened. Liuget hit Manning somewhere around the thigh, and then Manning complained to the official because they were going to make him come out of the game for one play, which is not correct under the rules when he was the one who called the timeout after the play.

  7. sagatti says: Nov 15, 2013 5:41 PM

    I wonder if playing against 2nd and 3rd string qb’s has anything to do with KC’s INFLATED defensive ranking? Lol

  8. greg2geez says: Nov 15, 2013 5:43 PM

    The Chiefs are so overrated the Broncos could win this game even if Alex Smith was their QB.

  9. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 15, 2013 5:53 PM

    Del Rio handed Manning an axe and told him to keep chopping wood.

  10. gotmygameon says: Nov 15, 2013 6:03 PM

    I wonder if playing against 2nd and 3rd string qb’s has anything to do with KC’s INFLATED defensive ranking? Lol
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    I wonder if playing against NO teams with a winning record makes Denver looked overrated?

    Just asking

  11. afcdomination says: Nov 15, 2013 6:05 PM

    if the chiefs play them tough like I fully expect they will, and have like the last 13 opponents during andy reid’s time in KC, then people need to eat some crow. they may not win this game, but acting like they suck is also incredibly laughable. they beat 9 football teams. nine. shutup already.

  12. sactogary says: Nov 15, 2013 6:06 PM

    thejohnsmith1122 says: Nov 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    This would be the disappointment of the season if Peyton doesn’t play. Even half a Peyton should be a good game to watch against an undefeated team.
    ———————————————-
    A quarter-Peyton is better than two Osweilers.

  13. afcdomination says: Nov 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    so cincy loses to that browns team, and they are totally legit. Jason Campbell wins after KC, Case Keenum proves again and again that he can put up good stats, yet KC gets backlash for playing backups? really now? lets look at who could have played

    Tuel- Maneul, maybe I missed something, but EJ Manuel was awful last week
    Campbell-Weeden- Chiefs would have destroyed weeden, he was a sitting duck and playing terrible football.
    Keenum-Schaub- this has proven that keenum was the better option, schaub was a pick 6 waiting to happen.

    they have allowed 12 ppg. twelve. through nine games. that included playing the eagles and vick healthy, the cowboys and tony room who dropped almost 50 on Denver.

    how again are they not legit? how again is a team that has allowed 17 MAX in 9 games, and 17 points TOTAL in the 4th, going to allow 50 plus?

    KC is about to put so many people in their place win or lose. and if they lose, they are 9-1, making them no less legit than the other top teams who have all beat just about no one with a winning record.

  14. sullijo1 says: Nov 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    Wrong – Denver has played a team with a winning record. Indy. Ha Ha, pay up.

    The Chiefs have not……check your facts idiot.

  15. azjahwkr says: Nov 15, 2013 6:17 PM

    sullijo1 says: Nov 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    Wrong – Denver has played a team with a winning record. Indy. Ha Ha, pay up.

    The Chiefs have not……check your facts idiot.
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    And they LOST! moron

  16. cactusdildo says: Nov 15, 2013 6:50 PM

    The chiefs defense is very overrated. Unless they knock Peyton out of the game they won’t be able to contain Denver’s offense. It’s easy putting up stats when you’re playing against back up quarter backs and some of those games you still barely won. Lets see how they do against an elite qb this weekend.

    Jason Campbell threw for 293 yards, 2 td’s, and 0 int’s against you guys.

    Case Keenum threw for 271 yards, 1 td, and 0 int’s

  17. frostymugobeer says: Nov 15, 2013 7:24 PM

    best O in the game against the best D in the game…..what’s not to love ?
    I am stoked for this game I said at the start these 2 would split….I still believe it
    Denver 28
    chiefs 24
    reverse it when Denver goes to arrowhead

  18. Milehighmagic58 says: Nov 15, 2013 9:05 PM

    Chiefs fans…Seriously already. You guys are waaaaayyy better than you were last season, and the future is bright, but you guys still kinda suck. Denver is going to demolish you at Mile High, and again 2 weeks later at Arrowhead. Your only chance to get past us is, if you end up playing us in the playoffs, in cold weather, and the Curse of Tim Tebow lives on!

  19. kcnative says: Nov 15, 2013 9:29 PM

    Wow the tide has certainly turned towards Denver on here…

    This is a cake game for KC. I figure they probably split with Denver and each team wins at home. The key will be the rest of the games, but more importantly, the playoffs. 9-7 teams have won the SB lately. What matters is how you play in the playoffs. At 9-0, right now is practice until then.

    This D is good enough to carry the offense a bit, we’ve seen that…if the newly installed offense improves even marginally with time (i.e. by the playoffs), look out NFL.

  20. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 15, 2013 11:42 PM

    afcdomination says:
    Nov 15, 2013 6:05 PM
    if the chiefs play them tough like I fully expect they will, and have like the last 13 opponents during andy reid’s time in KC, then people need to eat some crow. they may not win this game, but acting like they suck is also incredibly laughable. they beat 9 football teams. nine. shutup already.

    Andy Reid has been the Chiefs coach for 9 games

  21. beerinmybelly says: Nov 16, 2013 12:43 AM

    Again, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Manning was upset about the timeout – did not feel a timeout should be called since he was up after the hit. Had NOTHING to do with the hit itself.

  22. justamoguy says: Nov 16, 2013 12:43 AM

    @ cactusdildo

    Man, 293 and 271 yards. Dang that is a lot of yards.

    Next thing you will know, we will be letting
    Flacco throw for 362 Yards
    or
    E.Manning throw for 362 Yards
    or
    Pryor throw for 281 Yards
    or
    Vick throw for 248 Yards
    or
    Romo throw for 506 Yards
    or
    Henne (A BACK UP) throw for 303 Yards

    What a minute, that us the totals the Donkeys have given up. Actually the Chiefs only gave up:
    217 yards too E.Manning
    216 yards too Pryor
    201 yards too Vick
    298 yards too Romo
    121 yards too Gabbert (The starter Henne replaced)

    I can not believe someone who’s team has given up 506 yards!!!!!! in the air would bring up a another team gave up 293 yards. ROFL

  23. sagatti says: Nov 16, 2013 8:39 AM

    gotmygameon says:
    Nov 15, 2013 6:03 PM
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    I wonder if playing against NO teams with a winning record makes Denver looked overrated?
    ——————————————–
    To use your theory of us playing NO ONE, we should look at some of the SCORES against no one. We usually DOMINATE those we should. But the Chiefs? 17-16?? Twice… 23-12, 23-13 ect.. against your NO ONE’s…

  24. justamoguy says: Nov 16, 2013 1:07 PM

    LOL, I guess the game you have on is not looking at the numbers. Anyone can cherry pick stats.

    I have three stats for you (that actually have bearing on your statement):

    1) Net points:
    Chiefs: 104
    Broncos: 133

    That means the DOMINATING Donkeys have
    scored a net 3 more points a game than the
    Chiefs.

    2) Net points against common opponents:

    Both teams have played NY, Oak, Phi, Dal, and
    Jacksonville.

    Chiefs Total Net: 78
    Denver Total Net: 85

    That means Denver has score exactly one
    extra touchdown net (total) against the same
    teams.

    3) Record (and this is the one that really matters)
    Chiefs 9-0
    Donkeys 8-1

    I guess when you actually look at valid info to the argument, the Donkeys are not as dominate as you thought.

    Oh and stay tuned, in another 48 hours I will have a new stat for you.

    1-0, as in the Chiefs record against the Donkeys this year.

  25. sagatti says: Nov 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    Ok I’m ready for that “NEW STAT”.. Lol
    #backontopofthewest

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