Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the field after being hit on a pass play during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Broncos won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning Injury Update: "Absolutely Will Play Sunday Against Chiefs"

Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos beat writer for the Denver Post, says a source has told him that Peyton Manning will play Sunday against the Chiefs even though he has re-injured his ankle.

The tweet of note:

An aggravation of Manning’s ankle sprain means there will be more pressure on the Broncos offensive line to keep Manning protected. Peyton has never been very mobile, but he will be even less so with a sprained ankle.

Additionally, this could affect Denver’s downfield game. Manning lost much of his arm strength due to his neck injury, which left him with sever atrophy in his right arm. He’s made up for it by relying heavily on his core muscles and legs to drive the ball when he throws. A right ankle sprain means his base – especially his right leg – will have a harder time generating the energy needed to help Manning propel the ball downfield.

This also should help the Chiefs’ run defense. Most of Kansas City’s issues in the running game have come from quarterbacks scrambling for large chunks of yards. Michael Vick was the prime example of this problem. However, Manning will not be running around with a bum ankle, which makes defending the run far simpler for the Chiefs.

Ultimately, Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning, and he should be feared/respected for who he is and what he is capable of doing on the field. But it is an advantage for the Chiefs to know that they will have, essentially, a stationary target to attack in the backfield.

Sunday night cannot get here soon enough.

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8 Comments on Peyton Manning Injury Update: “Absolutely Will Play Sunday Against Chiefs”

  1. jeffromac23 says:

    Monday can’t come soon enough for me time to put the haters in their place.

  2. Horace Lee Madre Jr says:

    A win is good but I want blood! Pound the ponys into Submission!

  3. Aaron Martin says:

    This is going to be the longest damn week ever!!! Let’s do this. Go Chiefs!!
    I declare red shirt everyday!! I know I am here in Nashville, Tn.

  4. PAT MAGNER says:

    what is the matter with all of you, football is supposed to be a great fun sport and not about killing each other. When SOMEONE IS GREAT THEY WILL ENDURE AND TO THE HATERS OUT THERE PLEASE RESPECT THE HUMAN ABILITIES THAT PEYTON MANNING HAS INSTILLED INTO THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND YOUTH OF TODAY. HATE GETS YOU NO WHERE. GROW UP RESPECT RESPECT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BRONCOS!!!!!!

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