clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Peyton Manning benched vs. Chiefs

New, comments

It's time to Brock.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Well, Denver Broncos Country, we've seen the unbelievable. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has been benched.

Manning threw three interceptions in the first half in the Broncos' Week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, then another in the second half. He was sacked twice as the Broncos mustered all of 40 yards and failed to score a point with two minutes left in the first half. The Broncos trailed the Chiefs 22-0. Peyton's passer rating?

(That was in the first half. Manning returned to the world of the positive passer ratings, then threw another interception and had a zero passer rating again.)

I'm at a bit of a loss for words. Is Manning too hurt to play? He entered the game listed on the injury report with foot and rib cage injuries. But that isn't enough to explain away a season of struggles from the Broncos' QB. He leads the league in interceptions, and he was doing that before he threw four on Sunday.

The Broncos will very likely lose this game, no matter what Brock Osweiler can muster. But let's see what this Brock-Osweiler offense can do.