It's been un up-and-down season for Peyton Manning. His team might be 7-1 at the halfway point, but statistically, Manning is having the worst season since his rookie year in 1998.
And now word comes from our friend Vic Lombardi, of CBS4 Denver, that the Sheriff is banged up.
Manning is not expected to miss playing time with his foot injury, but he could miss practice. That wouldn't be much of a shocker. Head coach Gary Kubiak has stuck by his plan to rest his 39-year-old quarterback as much as possible.
In season, that has manifested on Wednesdays, although Manning has bucked that trend in recent weeks, and it's led to better production through the air.
“It’s just really sore coming off the turf," Kubiak said Wednesday. "It’s been sore for a couple of weeks now. Obviously, we’re inside today, so he did nothing today. He’ll be day-to-day. We’ll just see where he is tomorrow.”
Rest hasn't stopped the turnovers, however. Manning leads the NFL with 13 interceptions on the season. He threw two picks in the Denver Broncos 27-23 Week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, including a game-killer with six minutes left in the game.
Hopefully, Manning is able to curtail the turnovers in the second half of the Broncos season. If he does, the Broncos will hard to beat. For now, he accepts being dinged up as part of the NFL grind.
“Who's not sore during—what week is this? Nine, 10? You have natural soreness, but [I will] get some treatment on it and it'll hopefully get a little better tomorrow," Manning said.
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