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Manning (thigh) completed 28-of-44 passes for 311 yards, with two touchdowns and four interceptions, in Monday's 37-28 loss to the Bengals.
Manning's late-season slump continued, and while he led a vicious rally during the third quarter, he otherwise struggled throughout the game. Rarely do you see a four-interception game where all the picks can primarily be blamed on the quarterback, but that was the case for Manning in rainy weather Monday night. The third interception was a killer, as the Broncos were trailing by two in the final three minutes, only to see Manning hand away a pick-six that essentially sealed the game. He threw another ugly interception on the following drive, ending any hope for a last-ditch comeback. The poor effort will raise further questions about Manning's health, but with the Broncos needing a win to lock down a bye week, the future Hall of Famer will presumably take the field for a favorable Week 17 matchup against the Raiders.
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Manning (thigh) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Bengals.
Despite the questionable designation, it would have been a surprise if Manning, who has uncharacteristically attempted just 20 passes in each of his last two outings, sat this one out, though it's possible that the veteran signal-caller could be somewhat hampered by his thigh issue on Monday.
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Manning (thigh) will play Monday against the Bengals, the Denver Post reports.
Manning is officially listed as questionable for the game, but head coach John Fox indicated Saturday that he fully expects his starting quarterback to play. After blistering play for much of the season, Manning has failed to reach even 235 passing yards in his lat three games, while throwing only one touchdown in his last two. With the Broncos still needing at least one win to clinch a first-round playoff bye, Manning will be on the field and unlikely to be limited against the Bengals.
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Manning (thigh) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Cincinnati after logging a limited practice Saturday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports. Despite the questionable tag, Manning is expected to start.
Although he was limited, the fact that Manning was present for each practice this week means he's full expected to start. As his playoff-eligible owners know all too well, Manning is in a three-game slump at the moment, and it's understandable to fear a fourth disappointing game as he takes on a tough Cincinnati pass defense. Still, Manning's three-game stat line of just 585 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions seems like a major outlier, so he's bound to get back to his usual per-game production soon enough. For what it's worth, Emmanuel Sanders (flu-like symptoms) left Saturday's practice but is expected to play Monday.
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Manning (right thigh) was listed as limited in Friday's practice, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Manning threw more Friday than he did during Thursday's practice and remains on track to start Monday's game against the Bengals. We'll revisit the veteran QB's status Saturday, when then Broncos release their final injury report in advance of the contest.
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Manning (thigh) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
The report adds that Manning, who is expected to practice Friday, was spotted walking without a limp Thursday. In any case, we'd expect the veteran QB to be fine for Monday night's game against Cincinnati. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.
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Manning (right thigh) was rested during Thursday's practice session, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Manning, who was on the field for the Broncos' walk-through and stretches Thursday, is expected to practice Friday, with the QB's status for Monday's game against the Bengals in no real doubt at this stage.
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Manning, who felt ill before Sunday's game against the Chargers and had an IV during halftime, suffered a thigh injury during the game but played through the ailment and finished with 233 yards and one touchdown on 14-of-20 passing.
Manning left the field with just under two minutes to go in the first half to get the IV, and news later came out that he was also dealing with a thigh injury. However, he came out for the second half and eventually threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Demaryuis Thomas in the third quarter that turned out to be enough for the victory, which gave the Broncos their fourth consecutive AFC West title. He was seen grimacing later in the game, but there didn't appear to be any indications that he would come out again. With the Broncos still needing at least one victory to clinch a first-round playoff bye, Manning will be under center in Week 16 against the Bengals, who are 12th against the pass this season.
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Though Manning is reportedly feeling under the weather and also dealing with a thigh injury, he returned to action in the second half of Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Manning owners can breathe a sigh of relief, with the star QB back in the game for the Broncos' first possession of the third quarter.
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Manning (thigh) is considered probable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Brock Osweiler replaced Manning late in the second quarter of Sunday's game, but at this point, it looks as though Manning will probably be able to re-enter the contest once the second half gets underway.