Report: Peyton Manning has torn plantar fascia

AP

The nightmare season for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting worse.

Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Manning had already been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the condition has now worsened.

There’s no immediate word on how long a torn plantar fascia will cause Manning to be out. The NBA’s Pau Gasol missed about six weeks with a torn plantar fascia in 2013; if Manning misses that much time he’d be out for the regular season but back for the playoffs.

Of course, if Brock Osweiler plays well in Manning’s absence, the Broncos might not put Manning back on the field for the playoffs. And if Osweiler plays poorly, the Broncos could still miss the playoffs.

Which means it’s possible that Manning’s season, and career, ended yesterday.

173 responses to “Report: Peyton Manning has torn plantar fascia

  1. I feel bad for the guy and I respect what he’s done in his career but it seems the Broncos have been lying on the injury report and we all know that if this was New England they throw the book at them. Sick and tired of this crap.

  2. Either way, injured or not, it’s pathetic that he played just to get the record.

    That’s the REAL Peyton Manning for you.

  3. Never had a torn plantar – but I have had plantar fasciatis…man is that painful. Only thing that worked was shots of cortisone right in the heel.

    Looks like he may have held on for one season too long.

  4. Get well soon, Peyton!!!! We can’t lose one of the good ones, yet 😦 There are too few with integrity!!!!

  5. Perfect time for him to retire so he can set records in other areas, like “most consecutive commercials for crappy pizza”.

  6. ok here come the excuses, can we all just admit the guy is not what he use to be and needs to be benched for the rest of the season. It is a shame to see such a great player play way past the point of when he should have retired but it is a fact that needs to be acknowledged. Now for the other cold hard fact.. After such a great start Denver will be lucky to make the playoffs now.

  7. I can take or leave Peyton but it would be a shame if that awful game yesterday was the last we ever saw of him.

  8. Sad way to go out, but I’ll bet will be back as a QB Coach at some point.
    Or an over paid Nationwide Insurance Salesman.
    One last record yesterday. Have a nice ride into the HOF, You can bet your Daddy’s proud of you..

  9. As a Patriots fan, even I don’t want to see yesterday’s game be his last. He deserves better than that.

    However, I’m also curious about this plantar fasciitis diagnosis that he already had. My wife has had that in the past and it is extremely painful. I find it hard to believe that he hadn’t had any treatment for that….so why wasn’t that on the injury report?

  10. It really is too bad. Peyton is amazing and while I’m sure it will sting pretty bad for a while for him personally if that was his last game, one lousy game at the end doesn’t take away from everything he’s accomplished. – Pats fan

  11. Did he get the game ball for breaking the record yesterday or did the Chiefs take that ball from him too?

  12. Sit Peyton and bring him back (?!) for the…wait for it… PLAYOFFS!!!?????>

    HAHAHAHA….you have it backwards…you’re supposed to let him play in the regular season and bench him for the playoffs!!

    😆

  13. I heard the same type of reports after Manning flamed out in the playoffs last year. An injury had caused Manning’s poor performance. This season has shown that healthy or injured, Manning is done. Denver waited one too many years to replace him. That team is loaded with high priced vets in an attempt to go all in and win. Rebuild is on the near horizon.

  14. Sad to watch a great player decline like this. He’s an all time great and I hope he can get healthy and finish the season strong. He’s been a class act his entire career.

  15. paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:37 AM
    As a Patriots fan, even I don’t want to see yesterday’s game be his last. He deserves better than that.

    However, I’m also curious about this plantar fasciitis diagnosis that he already had. My wife has had that in the past and it is extremely painful. I find it hard to believe that he hadn’t had any treatment for that….so why wasn’t that on the injury report?
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    As much as I’d love the Broncos to be caught up in another of their long line of cheating scandals, the reason it wasn’t on the injury report is because it’s a made up injury so they can bench Manning without benching Manning.

  16. Osweiler was drafted ahead of Wilson. Learned from the best. With a 3 game lead over the suddenly Charging Chiefs, and now slumping Raiders, I still give them the edge to win division. Then who knows.

  17. It was all great just 2 weeks ago
    It started going down about a week ago
    And winter is .

    I enjoyed watching #18 throwing picks when is healthy and playing great but it hasn’t been same since his last SB appearance.

    He should have retired after his 55 TDs season. But $15.9 mil, i can’t blame him!

  18. It’s just time… ok maybe past time… but the offense was an incredible demotivator yesterday.

    Everything crumbled around that horrible performance, including the D.

  19. Man, I hope it wasn’t his last game. It’s not the way I envisioned his career ending. I hope he can come back and lead the Broncos into the playoffs with a final regular season game for the ages. Then he can lose in the first round and walk off the field in his last contest the way I envisioned.

  20. I agree he deserves better than yesterday’s game, but I can’t ignore how shameless it is that he insisted on playing just to get his precious record in the books. He did that at the expense of everyone else on the Broncos who practiced, fought, and sweat all week to win a game.

    That’s really sad.

  21. Peyton had his chance to retire with dignity at the end of last year. He didn’t.
    Instead he decided to hang around for the extra 19 mil and the passing record. He now has both.
    Tough to build up any sympathy for him.

  22. Honestly! It’s JUST like when the warranty expires on a major appliance or the auto, you can BET the thing breaks down the next day. Peyton hung on just long enough to get pat Favre by what, 2 yards was it? Sheesh! …or should I say, POOF! ? Now you see him, now you don’t.

    All due respect because he is an elite QB despite just the 1 Title but, Peyton has always been a “Peyton fan” first and a team guy second in my humble opinion. He made sure to get that record though, and now the wheels are off the wagon and the bottom’s out of the tub, and the ring left around it and the repairs to be made will be left for someone else to manage.

    He’ll be great in the media and I’m pretty sure those arrangements too have already been worked out. Thanks for the all you’ve done in a long career but, time to hang it up Peyton. I hear your Papa calling.

  23. I never want to see a great player like Manning go out like Joe Namath did with the Rams in ’77. I always hope they go out like Elway did in ’98 or Bettis in ’05. And sadly, his record-setting day will always be a painful memory for him. Even as he set the record, you could tell he wanted to keep the game moving (and almost appeared a little aggravated at the stoppage and fanfare. Grateful, but I think the competitor in him wanted to keep the momentum of the drive going).

  24. Well I guess this is like christmas day for all of the haters out there. I think it more relief on the part of other fans of AFC teams that know that Peyton is out. They are still 7-2 and will make the playoffs. I also laugh at the people who say that he only played yesterday to get the record for passing yards. It’s like saying he is still playing to only get a paycheck. The guy has been in the league for 18 years and I think his bank account would not have taken a hit if he did not play this year. The guy is a competitor. It is all he knows. He’s Peyton Manning and just think how hard it would be to be such an icon in your profession and to have to give that up. Everyone out there would do whatever they could to keep playing.

  25. Yesterday was his Brett-Favre-face-down-on-the-turf moment. The injury might be real, but the reason it is being disclosed now is to allow him to save face when Osweiler starts next week.

  26. That’s terrible I hope he heals up soon and is back to full strength. The league is better with Manning playing well.

    Even as a Pats fan I hope his epitaph is not “broke the passing yards record on the day he had a QB rating of 0, no TDs and 4 INTs.

  27. Ya they put the old man in to beat Favres record. Its the only reason he has stayed around a couple more years past his usefulness to set records that no one else could break.

    Another guy who is all about me and not team. Should not have even played yesterday and costs his team and the fans a loss due to his greediness.

  28. All you guys taking shots at Peyton are such low life’s. Pretty easy to kick someone when they’re already down? Hope you enjoy flexing your internet muscles….

    That being said, as much as I respect Peyton and am sorry he got hurt, this might not be the worst thing for the Broncos.

  29. 2 years in a row they couldnt buy a championship… looks like they will have to go back to cheating the salary cap like the good old days.

  30. I have had this HE IS DONE !

    I asked a doctor if I was a pro athlete an needed to play what could you do….he said nothing you are done

  31. I called it before the season that he would be hurt and benched shortly after the yardage record was broke. Now I’m just waiting for the retirement announcement the day of the Superbowl to take the spotlight of the two teams in it. Its the only way Peyton will be relevant during this year’s Superbowl.

  32. The lack of an injury report here is the real story. Dude shouldn’t even have suited up. If this was the Pats there would be fire and brimstone. Where are you now PC Principal Goddell?

  33. Here come all the reports of the injuries, I thought they are supposed to list them on injury reports before the game not after a horrific game? The end has been slowly creeping up the last 3 yrs, he had a great stat career, got him one championship and broke plenty of records, its time to say goodbye and start the 2nd leg of your life….too bad he came along with Tom Brady and Belicheck, maybe he would have more than one ring….

  34. “The guy is a competitor. It is all he knows.”

    There’s nothing wrong with that. But someone in the Broncos organization needed to step up about a month ago and bench him for the *good of the team* — not Peyton — but the team. As in, the actual reason the game is being played.

    Alas, Peyton’s power over the team is so great that the coaches, GM, and ownership all looked the other way for Peyton’s bloodthristy pursuit of the passing record while he’s actively throwing scores of interceptions and losing games.

    Again…sad.

  35. “if Brock Osweiler plays well in Manning’s absence”

    Pretty big “if.” He had an interception as bad as any of Manning’s yesterday and would have had a couple more except defenders dropped balls thrown directly at them. And the huge elephant in the room is why the Broncos have absolutely zero running game. Kubiak seems incapable of addressing that.

  36. As a 53 year old man, I can say it sucks to get old. Why the hate for Manning, what has he been other than a class act? It’s not his fault the media has adored him over the years.

  37. Hurt or not, he’s done……..but, a jacked up foot would at least partially explain why he looked so feeble yesterday. Even jogging off the field (which he did quite a bit).

    It looked like you could knock him over with a feather.

  38. The only sad thing about this is he was able to complete those 4 passes to break Favres record before his career ended.

    Better buy some more awful tastinf Papa Johns pizza & insurances.

    Plantar Fascia you hurt so bad!

  39. It never ceases to amaze me how quick Manning’s fan boys are to make excuses for him.

    In the past, whenever Manning has had a bad game, the fan boys’ default response was to blame his teammates – “the offensive line didn’t protect him”, or “that pick wasn’t Manning’s fault, the receiver ran the wrong route”, or “oh, if only Manning had a good defense behind him”.

    Well, this year they can’t do that, because this Denver team is loaded with talent. Manning has two great receivers in Thomas and Sanders, and their defense is easily the best in the league.

    So that leaves injuries as the only viable excuse. Only problem with that is, if you go back to about midway through last season, Manning has now had a full season’s worth of pitiful performances.

    And that goes back to BEFORE there was any talk of injury.

  40. Looks like the curtain call for an immortal QB. A fitting end, passing Favre for the passing record. He was always about incredible stats. He got it and now it’s time.

  41. There is a lot of irrational hate towards Peyton Manning… he has done nothing to deserve any of it. But it seems that most of it comes from Tom Brady fans.

  42. Other people have commented on having plantar fasciitis and in varying degrees, I too have it and I can imagine it being VERY difficult to function fully as a pro athlete, especially if your activity requires a lot of running.

    If Manning really does have a torn plantar fascia, which is far worse than the inflammation of the fascia and it is significant, it’s unlikely he can play comfortably at a level high enough to succeed against NFL defenses.

    It’ll be interesting to see what truths emerge from this initial report. Because I’m wondering why he took the field yesterday.

  43. Loyal Bronco fan here and I’m glad we had him for a while, but even I have to admit he put self over team.

    Of course this illustrates a major flaw of Elway’s. When it came to the QB position, he never believed in a Plan B. Now we’re stuck with Osweiller. Our only hope going forward is to win boring low-scoring games.

  44. If he really WAS this hurt it only further proves this playoff choke artist only cared about one thing: getting those 4 yards to pass Favre. Screw his team, he just wanted the record if he was TRULY that hurt. He feared if he told anyone how serious this “injury” was he’d be benched and might not ever see the field again, EVER, to pass Favre. He got what he deserved for breaking the record: humiliated on the very same day.

  45. I would think he would be out for the rest of the season with a torn plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis itself hurts a lot. A torn muscle would need surgery and I don’t see him coming back from that this year.

  46. Okay,while I have taken a few shots at his poor play, I can say from experience that this is very painful. You hate to even put weight on your foot with a torn plantar facia. That said,he should have just sat out and let Osweiler play. He could have at least avoided yesterday’s disaster. It’s now etched in people’s minds permanently

  47. The season is not over for PFM. Local media and team insiders agree he will be out 1-2 weeks and it is more about the cumulative amount of injuries than anything else. PFM will be back!

  48. Ok Peyton. You’ve had an amazing career, and now your body is telling you the story about Father Time. I’m glad it’s your foot and not a neck or head injury. I can’t think of another QB throughout history who’s had a greater college and pro career than yours. You put Tennessee on the college football map, and the Colts were the worst team in football when you got drafted by them, yet you led them to a super bowl victory. Thanks for the years of entertainment. Cheers!

  49. The egotistical statman thinking about himself first again. Gotta get that record! Then, when the Broncos called time out with Osweiler in, Peyton stood by the bench while EVERYONE else was trying to help the kid with advice. Never been a team leader. Doesn’t help other QBs. All about him. Manning family trait.

  50. Do the Broncos bring in a veteran for the stretch run? I can see them starting Osweiler, but Siemian is the #2, and I can’t see Elway being comfortable with that.

  51. wonder if he’ll be healed up enough to deliver Pizza durring the Super Bowl he won’t be playing in….BUT THE PATS WILL

    he got his record….thats ALL he cared about….it is so obvious it’s pathetic!!!

  52. Pats fan here. Nothing but respect for the guy. I hope he comes back so he can end it on his terms, but if not, we’ll look forward to the certain HF induction at Canton — has always been a class act in my book.

  53. Trolls, don’t get it twisted. I have nothing but respect for what Manning has accomplished in his career but how can one not see the symmetry of yesterday: Manning breaks an all time record, loses in such fashion as to crush his fans and those of the Broncos soul. Brady playing behind an offensive line with at least 2 guys that might not got a scholarship to play at LSU or Alabama. No-one playing now on the OL was slated by even Patriots’ fans to sniff the field this year. Lost the best pass catching back in the league, lost the best slot receiver in the league and still found a way to get it done over the only team and QB to consistently beat him with Goodell in attendance. While it’s sad to see him go out like this…isn’t this the same guy after the Green Bay game that told the reporters after the game that ‘they don’t know what they are talking about?” or something very close to that.

  54. I agree with the fact that this just seems too convenient … Now it is clear that he cannot finish this season with any kind of dignity , so lets throw out the injury, and let him fade into retirement with dignity.

    I agree this was his last game, although the retirement will be announced after the Bronco’s fall out of the playoff chase…

    I am somewhat disappointed that the Match-up with the PATRIOTS will not feature a Brady-Manning reduex … I wanted to see the Pats put another beating on a Manning lead team one more time before he was finished…

  55. The fawning over this guy and this team is absurd.

    Their best win of the year was a beat-down of Green Bay, but now we see that GB is really struggling against even the doormat Lions.

    Elway has crammed in so many big salary veterans on the roster over the last few years that I can’t understand how they have managed to be under the cap, and all they have to show for it is an incredibly embarrassing SB loss to the Seahawks.

  56. itsfootballbaby says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:40 AM

    With that defense they only need Trent Dilfer to win a Super Bowl.

    ————-

    If they are going to try to win with defense then hand the ball off and punt like Baltimore used to do and stop throwing picks. Give the defense a chance.

    It’s not about a game manager QB, it’s about a conservative defensive game plan that supports a good defense. Try to win games 10-3.

    Bad play calling for a defense like that.

  57. I respect everything that Peyton Manning has accomplished. He will certainly go down as one of the greatest,but if he has plantar fascitis,he won’t be able to walk,nevermind run. Just standing still hurts. It’s not something he could play with,unless he wants to have more games like yesterday’s.

  58. tonyzendejas says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:02 AM

    “The guy is a competitor. It is all he knows.”

    There’s nothing wrong with that. But someone in the Broncos organization needed to step up about a month ago and bench him for the *good of the team* — not Peyton — but the team. As in, the actual reason the game is being played.

    Alas, Peyton’s power over the team is so great that the coaches, GM, and ownership all looked the other way for Peyton’s bloodthristy pursuit of the passing record while he’s actively throwing scores of interceptions and losing games.

    Again…sad.

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    That’s ridiculous. They are 7-2. Yes the wheels fell off for Peyton in the last 2 weeks because of the injuries, but he had them wining games. A mildly healthy Peyton is better than Osweiler. It’s not like Rodgers is sitting on the bench.

    It wasn’t about the pursuit of the passing record. I’m sure he’s happy about it, but he much rather compete for another Super Bowl. They can probably still win the division with the lead that he helped to build and I am sure he will try to get healthy for the playoffs. Might be tough and that might be it for him, but the guy isn’t selfish in the way some people make him seem.

  59. I wanted the Bird/Magic rivalry to last 20 years but we all know time and age win in the end.

    Brady/Manning was fun but is actually ended years ago. Maybe the next one will be Bridgewater/Mariota but not until Brady says it’s time!

    Get better Peyton and when Irsay offers you the coaching job in Indy…RUN!

  60. This could work out really well. CBS fires Phil Simms and gives that analyst role to Manning. Manning is smarter, more articulate, and more likable than Simms. This really needs to happen for the sake of everyone, including Peyton.

  61. Wow I was going to say after getting that record and how horribly he played just following it, that if he didn’t get the record then, he might not (for that game).

    Didn’t know it literally might have been this close to EVER getting it.

    I bet Favre wish he came back one more time to play in one more game… it might have been enough.

    Also I just had a bad feeling about that game, so I started Stafford in a 3 QB start league over Manning, Stafford didn’t start out well, but he played longer and better then Manning. Guess I’m looking for a new 4th string QB.

    Manning has had a good run, and I was not in favor of benching him, but if Brock Osweiler does a good job replacing him via injury, they should just keep him there.

    If not, then go back to Manning.

    I just see this as a Wally Pipp situation. If Osweiler can lead them the rest of the regular season, and he is the 1st guy that was suspected to have a shot at the position after Manning retires (which most people thought was after this year)… might as well get that started now. If anything it helps them make a better decision this offseason.

    Though we still have to see if Osweiler can do it. He has lots of talent, and has had time to be brought along slowly. We’ll definitely see. But if he takes them to the playoffs, they should seriously consider keeping him the starter over Manning.

  62. At least the other team didn’t lay down to give him the record. ..cough, cough…… won’t name him. Pretty much every person whining about records cheers for a QB that is 3rd or 4th with slim chances of beating them… cough, cough. … probably needs to play to 50…

  63. pastabelly says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:59 AM

    This could work out really well. CBS fires Phil Simms and gives that analyst role to Manning. Manning is smarter, more articulate, and more likable than Simms. This really needs to happen for the sake of everyone, including Peyton.
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    The forehead is already on TV 22.5 hours a day pitching some product or other, you think we need to see even more of him?

  64. Terrible to see it end this way. Looked like he was just holding on long enough to get the record and then just went through the motions.

    One of the best to play at QB, at least in the regular season. Doesn’t matter how I feel about him as a player, though, hate to see it finish on an injury and a terrible game that saw him benched shortly after making history.

    Hope his body holds up to give him a long and happy retirement. He deserves it.

  65. Sadly, Dan Marino was benched in his last game too. In Marino’s case it was a 62-7 trouncing by the Jags in the playoffs. Marino was pulled after the first series of the second half. I had to look up the score, but I remembered the game. I still remember thinking then, wow, what a sad horrible way to end a great career. I had the same feeling when Manning got pulled.

  66. I think with that defense they are still scary. Brock just has to “manage” the game and they win. Plus he has the mind of Peyton to help guide him. They went 7 &2 with Peyton playing mostly bad. 2 cents from a Steelers fan.

  67. carloswlassiter says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:08 AM
    pastabelly says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:59 AM

    This could work out really well. CBS fires Phil Simms and gives that analyst role to Manning. Manning is smarter, more articulate, and more likable than Simms. This really needs to happen for the sake of everyone, including Peyton.
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    The forehead is already on TV 22.5 hours a day pitching some product or other, you think we need to see even more of him?
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    I think Phil Simms is about as bad as anything on television right now. Yup, Manning would be better. Hopefully, he can cut down on the commercials.

  68. BS… There is no injury. Or if there is, it is not enough of a problem that it would keep him from playing. This is nothing more than a veil for the benching of one of the all time greats. We may have seen the last snap 18 ever takes.

  69. This is NOT an injury you come back from nor should he even attempt it. Peyton is done! We all respect EVERYTHING he has accomplished and done for the NFL. Hang em up. No need to become a cripple just to win 1 more time. Live your fantasies through Eli for a few more years.

  70. I feel bad for the guy and I respect what he’s done in his career but it seems the Broncos have been lying on the injury report and we all know that if this was New England they throw the book at them. Sick and tired of this crap.

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    Uh what? Hasn’t Tom Brady been on the injury report every week in his career?

  71. For all the people who say “he’s in it just for the records”, you should have noticed the awkward scene when they stopped the game to recognize the record. He didn’t want the attention for that record. You could tell he was pissed & embarrassed.

    He is a competitor that is hanging on too long (like Kobe) but he’s the last guy to notice. In a story book ending, he gets healthy and is vintage PM in the playoffs – throwing TD after TD instead of turning the ball over.

    Then again, VERY FEW athletes go out on top like Elway did.

  72. I’m a little skeptical about this injury. I dont know to what degree he had plantar fasciitis, but i had it for years and you literally can not walk at all. its like stepping on a knife.

  73. Brees brady manning Rogers we should all be thankful that we have got to see these greats play, and farve before that.

    Watching the greatest players to ever play the game in mid season is just awesome.

    Get well soon so brady can beat you again.

  74. They will sit him this week so he has extra time to rest for the Patriots game. Sounds completely on the up and up to me – or just something that every team other than the Pats can do and not be called on for it

  75. broncosfanatic277 says:
    Nov 16, 2015 12:07 PM

    Then again, VERY FEW athletes go out on top like Elway did.

    You mean by playing with an illegal roster because your team cheated the salary cap twice?

  76. TorontoMinorLeagueFootball says:
    Nov 16, 2015 12:03 PM
    ******
    Uh what? Hasn’t Tom Brady been on the injury report every week in his career?

    FWIW, Tom Brady has not been on the injury report every week of his career. I cannot recall if Brady has even been on the report at all this year.

    If Sunday was it for Peyton that would be a shame but as we all know Father Time always declares victory and will one day declare victory over Tom Brady.

  77. It would be so epically hilarious if the Broncos signed Brett Favre to come in. If I was Favre, I’d come play for free just to overtake stay queen mannings record and show him pouting on the sidelines showing a shot of him between every play that Favre is on offense. That would be the perfect ending for this stat hog egomaniac

  78. It’s all about stats and cash for PayMeATon. Manning got his 3 yards……..time to sell pizza, and grab every available nickel…and watch the true G.O.A.T. TB12 slay the playoffs and play in his 7th SB

  79. As a Patriots fan, I respect Peyton for his accomplishments and his impact on the game. He is one of few, genuine role models out on the field, a gentleman.

    Having said that, I’d hate to see his last performance on the field be what was accomplished yesterday. 4 interceptions and a 0.0 passer rating. Peyton does deserve to go out on a better note than that…

    Best wishes for a quick and complete healing…

  80. So…when Osweiler wins a few games… that must make Peyton Manning a SYSTEM QUARTERBACK?????

    🙂

    #PatriotHaterLogicForYa

  81. rjpats says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:45 AM
    paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:37 AM
    As a Patriots fan, even I don’t want to see yesterday’s game be his last. He deserves better than that.

    However, I’m also curious about this plantar fasciitis diagnosis that he already had. My wife has had that in the past and it is extremely painful. I find it hard to believe that he hadn’t had any treatment for that….so why wasn’t that on the injury report?
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    As much as I’d love the Broncos to be caught up in another of their long line of cheating scandals, the reason it wasn’t on the injury report is because it’s a made up injury so they can bench Manning without benching Manning.
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    Couldn’t have said it any better. Peyton has been a great QB for many years, but it’s obvious his physical health is failing him, at least in the sense of playing in the NFL over the course of a full season. What’s sad about all this excuse making is it takes away from a great defensive game by the Chiefs. If you watched the game, you could see that both Osweiler and Manning were under pressure all game and there could have easily been 2 more picks by Osweiler and another two by Manning that were flat out dropped by Chief defenders. Manning also had a fumble early on that was recovered by Denver. Could have been a lot worse.

  82. At least he was able to get the record. I mean that sincerely. If he has to go out with an injury, at least it came after he set the passing record. It would have sucked if he had a career-ending injury and be stuck only 3 yards away from the passing mark forever.

  83. “Peyton does deserve to go out on a better note than that…”

    No, he doesn’t. He is, and has always been, a “me first” stat hound.

    Frankly, I can’t think of a better way for him to go out.

  84. Just for the benefit of the Pats fans trolling this article..I hate to wish injury on anyone, but, I hope the next game Brady comes out drooling on himself after the first quarter and spends the rest of his life that way. How does that make you feel?

  85. joetoronto says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:31 AM

    Either way, injured or not, it’s pathetic that he played just to get the record.

    That’s the REAL Peyton Manning for you.

    Manning always played through injuries.

    Aside from missing 2011 with the neck surgeries, Manning never missed a single start in his entire career. That’s the real Peyton Manning.

  86. blue18hutthutt says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:27 AM

    The character assassination of Peyton Manning for trying to play through injury is sickening and disgusting
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    If you say so. All I saw was a completely ineffective quarterback hurting his team.

  87. Let’s be clear about one thing, the Chiefs are not a good football team even if they did beat Denver. Remember, Chiefs fans bragged for weeks about beating the Texans…yes those Texans.

    No amount of bragging or bluster will change what we all know, the Chiefs beat a bad QB yesterday!

  88. Peyton Manning 2 weeks ago:

    “I don’t listen to what you all say in the media.”
    Easy to say that off Bye week and a cortisone shot, Gomer.

    I love how this guy is subtly arrogant and has been his whole career, but the media lets him off the hook.

    Horrible postseason career and a classic egocentric athlete who deflect and casts blame elsewhere.

    Remember when he threw his kicker and O Line under the bus?

    It’d be one thing if he played well in those situations, but he never really did. The year he want to the Super Bowl, he wasn’t even that good.

  89. whywerule,

    Sorry, I was thinking of the three years Brady spent on the injury report from 05-08 for a separated shoulder from 2002.

    The point is, the Patriots have made a mockery of the injury report in the past and not had the book thrown at them. I hate the Pats more than anybody, but I think the injury report is ridiculous anyway and support them circumventing it. It exists solely for fantasy sports…You shouldn’t have to tell your opponent who to gameplan for.

  90. Might be too soon to talk about his career and season ending. Ya just never know cause this ain’t BrINT Fail.

  91. As a Pats fan I always hated Peyton because I feared him. It seemed no lead was safe.
    He’s been an incredible qb for a long, long time.
    If we didn’t have Brady I would have taken Manning in a heart beat.
    He can be a bit corny with his commercials but the guy doesn’t deserve to be remembered for this last game.

  92. “I was thinking of the three years Brady spent on the injury report from 05-08 for a separated shoulder from 2002.
    The point is, the Patriots have made a mockery of the injury report”

    Actually, Brady was never listed as having a “separated shoulder”. He was simply on the list as “questionable” with an unspecified shoulder injury.

    And technically speaking, that was the right thing to do.

    The generally accepted policy for many years has been that any player receiving treatment for an injury, no matter how minor, is supposed to be included on the injury report. At that time, Brady had a routine treatment regimen for his shoulder – he was treated every week, and thus should have been on the list.

    The only thing that somewhat made it a mockery was that they always listed hims as “questionable”, when he was actually a lock to play every week, meaning he should have been listed as “probable”. I think this was just Belichick’s way of giving the league the finger.

  93. dualprime says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:57 AM

    I wanted the Bird/Magic rivalry to last 20 years but we all know time and age win in the end.

    Brady/Manning was fun but is actually ended years ago. Maybe the next one will be Bridgewater/Mariota but not until Brady says it’s time!

    Get better Peyton and when Irsay offers you the coaching job in Indy…RUN!
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    Poor memory. Manning and the Broncos curb stomped brady and the patsies less than two years ago in the AFC Championship game.

  94. It’s weird to say he deserved to go out on a better note, since it’s fully in his control, and so by definition, he deserves the consequences of his own choices.

    If only they had beaten the Seahawks or hadn’t blown that game against the Ravens in 2012, maybe he could’ve gone out on a high note. But that’s the story of Manning’s whole career. A lot of “if only’s” in big games.

    But now he’s shot, and this is the note he goes out on because he refused to face reality. And I’ve been saying it all season and received the down-votes from those who similarly would rather down-vote reality then face it.

    Beating Green Bay looked impressive for a week, but this was always going to be an eye-opening stretch of schedule.

  95. False injury IMO…there’s no easy way to bench Manning so they probably had a sit down talk and came up w this excuse. I don’t blame them…Willie Mays, Nameth, Jordan on the Wizards…..sad

  96. ” … if Manning misses that much time he’d be out for the regular season but back for the playoffs.”
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    Oh oh. Back for the playoffs? That’s exactly when you DON’T want manning playing for you. He’s an 0-for.

  97. logicalvoicepft says:
    Nov 16, 2015 9:29 AM
    Excuses. RGIII tore his knee as a rookie and still beat the Eagles and Cowboys to win the NFC East as a rookie. #ManUp

    A great player, one of the greatest of all time is nearly done and that’s all this giant pathetic turd has to say?

  98. dualprime says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:57 AM

    Poor memory. Manning and the Broncos curb stomped brady and the patsies less than two years ago in the AFC Championship game.
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    Was that the season that Wilson and the Seahawks completely annihilated the Donkeys in the Super Bowl?

  99. sporkey3 says:
    Nov 16, 2015 2:37 PM

    Damn thats crazy. Just 2 weeks ago the Broncos looked like the best team in the NFL.
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    Playing against the worst teams in the NFL.

  100. Having previously lived in Denver for 16 years (and 2 b-t-b Super Bowl wins), I have also endured the agony of the post Elway Broncos! Peyton was a ray of hope and we were fortunate to get him!

    I am saddened to see him go out this way and angry that Kubiak did not assert himself as head coach and not allow him to play yesterday which would have avoided the embarrassment and humiliation that Peyton needlessly had to suffer in that game!

    I have had plantar fasciitis with a bone spur in my right foot years ago. I was a car salesman at the time on my feet a lot. When it struck me, the pain was unbearable and caused me to walk with a limp just to try and ease the pain. My “cure” was doctor prescribed orthotics inserted into my shoes which I wore for over a year.

    Given the pain that I endured, I cannot begin to imagine what pain Peyton must be experiencing with a partially torn plantar fascia which is even worse! I applaud his effort and wish him well!

  101. dualprime says:
    Nov 16, 2015 1:03 PM

    Let’s be clear about one thing, the Chiefs are not a good football team even if they did beat Denver. Remember, Chiefs fans bragged for weeks about beating the Texans…yes those Texans.

    No amount of bragging or bluster will change what we all know, the Chiefs beat a bad QB yesterday!
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    The Chiefs beat 2 bad quarterbacks yesterday, though it was more like Manning beat himself. The Chiefs also beat that defense like a drum.

    They should have won the first time as well, and almost did, even after giving up 5 turnovers.

    The only thing you need to know about Denver is that the Browns took them to overtime.

  102. They should have won the first time as well, and almost did, even after giving up 5 turnovers.
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    But…they lost!

  103. I’ve had plantar fasciitis and it’s definitely painful trying to run on it. Even that takes a while to heal. I had to sit out 2-3 games and the remaining games I still couldn’t run without some pain. Hurt like hell after games too, and hurt all week walking around work.

    A torn fascia, I can’t even imagine how bad that hurts. At his age it would heal slower too. I don’t think he’ll be back at all this season. And I don’t see the Broncos winning a lot more with Osweiler, so they might not even make the playoffs now.

  104. dualprime says:
    Nov 16, 2015 5:30 PM

    They should have won the first time as well, and almost did, even after giving up 5 turnovers.
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    But…they lost!
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    I know! And the Chiefs beat a mediocre defense yesterday!

  105. Brees and or Brady will take that record in about three years anyway so it’s really just a futile gesture. It’s a sad way to go out looking like the only thing he was looking for is personal records. Especially since in doing it, Peyton set the all time worst record breaking performance by a professional athlete. One so bad it’s literally impossible for anyone to ever beat it. Hopefully, he picks up whatever dignity he hasn’t signed over in an endorsement deal and moves on to coaching or commentating.

  106. Don Humphrey says:
    Nov 16, 2015 10:34 AM
    Pats fan here. Nothing but respect for the guy. I hope he comes back so he can end it on his terms, but if not, we’ll look forward to the certain HF induction at Canton — has always been a class act in my book.
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    A Patriots fan with a lot of class. Good on you Don. There are a lot of people here letting you and other decent Patriots fans down.

  107. There’s nothing as sad in sports as watching someone who was once great hanging on until they become pathetic. Peyton Manning is the latest example of this, but there are many more.

    My respect goes to the guys who go out on top. The best example of this is Jim Brown, who quit in 1966 while he was in London making ‘The Dirty Dozen’. When asked why he was quitting he said that one of the reasons was so he could hang out with The Beatles (a 60s rock group) and The Rolling Stones.

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