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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.

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Manning completed 14-of-20 passes for 173 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Bills.

After throwing for four touchdowns against the Dolphins in Week 12, the fourth time this season he had thrown that many scores, Manning has posted fewer than 180 passing yards in back to back games, with a 2:3 TD:TO ratio over that span. Whether it's directly related or not, Manning's struggles have come with tight end Julius Thomas on the sideline thanks to an ankle injury, one that allowed him to be active for Sunday's game but he was unable to get on the field. It doesn't get much easier in Week 15, as the Broncos will face off against a Chargers defense allowing the fifth-fewest passing yards per game this season, though a win for the Broncos would clinch their third consecutive AFC West title.

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Manning completed 17-of-34 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 29-16 win over the Chiefs.

Manning was sharp during the first quarter, when both of the Broncos' drives went for touchdowns. He was surprisingly inaccurate thereafter, but C.J. Anderson and the Denver defense more than picked up the slack. While this obviously isn't the Broncos' usual blueprint for winning, the team's running game and defense have both looked excellent at times this season. Still, Manning will likely be asked to do more in Week 14 against the Bills, a team with one of the NFL's best front sevens.

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Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Dolphins.

Without tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), or running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (ankle), Manning completed passes to only five receivers, throwing 26 of his 35 passes to wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, the latter of which caught three of the four touchdowns, with Wes Welker grabbing the other. It was Manning's second-lowest yardage total of the season, though the fourth time since Week 5 that he's thrown for at least four touchdowns. Up next is a Week 13 matchup against the Chiefs, who he threw for 242 yards (a season-low) against in Week 2, though he did pass for three scores.