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Peyton Manning leads the league in interceptions with 10(He has thrown 7 in the past 3 games). Let that sink in for a moment. He has more interceptions than Blake Bortles, Sam Bradford, Kirk Cousins, Jameis Winston, and Nick Foles. That's some ugly company.

If the Broncos want to have success in the second half of the 2015 season, they will need Manning to stop throwing interceptions at the rate he is. In the month of October alone, Manning threw 2 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. That's not good at all ladies and gentlemen.

Right now Manning is on pace to throw approximately 27 interceptions this season. The most he has ever thrown in 28 in his rookie season way back in 1998. He only threw 20+ interceptions one other time in his career. That was in 2001 when he threw for 23.

To put things in perspective here. He totaled 25 total interceptions in 2014 and 2013 combined. He has already matched his 2013 interception total six games into the 2015 season.

To make things even worse, three of those interceptions have gone for a touchdown.

My point is, Manning needs to stop turning the ball over if the Broncos want to have any success in the second half of the 2015 season. You can turn the ball over against the likes of Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, and Josh McCown and still have success. You can't do the same against Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Big Ben, and hell even Andy Dalton this year and expect to come out with a win. The Broncos face all of those quarterbacks in the second half of the season.

If Manning continues turning the ball over at this pace it will cost the Broncos games, and they should consider benching him if it does continue. I'm not saying doing it over the bye week, but if the interceptions continue, he may force Elway's hand.

I'm not a big Osweiler guy, but he could come in and potentially spark this offense and manage the football team. That's something Peyton isn't doing right now, and we're currently winning in spite of him.

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