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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.
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Manning completed 34 of 54 passes for 389 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Rams.
His worst game in a Broncos uniform, Manning failed to throw for multiple touchdowns for the first time this season. While he struggled throughout the game, injuries played a big factor, as tight end Julius Thomas (12 touchdowns this season) suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return, and wideout Emmanuel Sanders (six TDs) suffered a concussion in the third quarter, though he did have 102 yards and a score at the time of his departure. In addition, running back Montee Ball, playing for the first time since Week 5, re-injured his groin and did not play in the second half. It all added up to trouble for Manning, who could be without his top tight end, second-best wideout, and former-starting running back in Week 12 against the Dolphins, a team allowing the second-fewest passing yards per game this season.
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Manning completed 31 of 44 passes for 340 yards, with five touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Raiders.
Manning threw two early interceptions but was absolutely dominant after that, connecting with seven different receivers on the day, throwing touchdowns to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (two), tight end Julius Thomas (two) and running back C.J. Anderson. It was the ninth time in his career that he has thrown five touchdown passes, and he has now reached 29 for the season. Up next is a Week 11 matchup against the Rams, who are allowing the eighth-fewest passing yards per game this season, though Manning is a must-start in virtually every league regardless of opponent.
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Manning completed 34 of 57 passes for 438 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 43-21 loss to the Patriots.
Manning connected with eight different receivers, throwing touchdowns to tight end Julius Thomas and running back Ronnie Hillman, while wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas both finished with more than 125 yards. However, his two picks were costly mistakes and failed to keep the Broncos in the game, as they trailed 27-7 at halftime and 37-21 at the end of the third quarter. It was only the second time this season that Manning failed to throw for at least three touchdowns, though he broke the 425-yard mark for the second time. Up next is a Week 10 matchup against a Raiders defense that is much better against the pass than the run this season.
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Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's 35-21 win over the CHargers.
A modest showing by Manning's own ridiculous standards, but he played a nearly flawless game for the Broncos, avoiding any sacks and turnovers as the team only punted four times. All three scoring passes went to Emmanuel Sanders, who is finally turning his plethora of receptions into touchdowns. The Denver offense seems to be no less efficient than it was last season, but with the team's defense quite clearly improved, Manning be do a bit less throwing. It's only a minor concern, as he's still on pace for 50 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 passing yards, heading into a Week 9 road matchup with the Patriots.
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Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-17 win over the 49ers.
Manning needed just three passing touchdowns to break Brett Favre's all-time mark of 508, and the 38-year-old had his record before halftime in one of the most efficient outings of his career. He led the Broncos to six touchdowns in eight drives against an injury-depleted San Francisco defense, then gave way to backup Brock Osweiler for the entire fourth quarter. Now six games into the season, Manning is on pace for similar numbers to those he recorded in his record-smashing 2013 campaign. He won't have to wait long to add to his record total of 510 career touchdowns, as the Broncos will face a slumping Chargers defense in San Diego on Thursday.
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Manning completed 22-of-33 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Jets.
The Jets did a solid job of keeping Manning off-balance for much of the game, though it wasn't enough to keep him from throwing at least three touchdowns for the fourth time in five games this season. He connected with six different receivers, including 10 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown to Demaryius Thomas, and two touchdown passes to Julius Thomas. Up next is a Week 7 matchup against a 49ers' defense that has been excellent against the pass this season, allowing 205.6 passing yards per game heading into Week 6.