Peyton Manning, Duke Ihenacho, and 11 other Broncos are listed as probable for Sunday night's showdown with the visiting first-place Chiefs.
But as Jack Del Rio put it Friday, he'd list his quarterback's status as "definite," if that were possible on NFL injury reports.
Denver's full roster practiced, but Champ Bailey continued to work with the scout team, and is listed as doubtful.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! For the third straight week, the Colts (7-3) got behind the first-half eight ball, spotting the host Titans (4-6) a 17-3 lead.
But unlike their 38-8 debacle against St. Louis last week, Indy stormed back for a 30-27 victory that provides them a three-game cushion in the AFCS and keeps their hopes for a first-round bye alive and well.
Donald Brown led the way with 94 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, while Trent Richardson's 53 yards on 13 touches came mostly in the passing game.
Peyton Manning, Joel Dreessen, and Nate Irving returned to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited fashion. Champ Bailey and Duke Ihenacho practiced again, but were again limited.
Manning had been sidelined Wednesday to rest his ailing right ankle, which was heavily taped during practice. He also wore a glove on his throwing hand, perhaps in anticipation of cold conditions at SAF@MH on Sunday night.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! When Denver first acquired the since-retired John Moffitt, we saw it as a move of desperation - for Seattle in wanting rid of him, and Denver for taking on damaged goods.
Why damaged goods?
The only way Moffitt made it to the Broncos is that he failed a physical with the Browns a day prior.
It seemed strange at the time that Denver would ship off a player (Sealver Siliga) in return for one deemed not healthy enough for one of the league's bottomfeeders.
Peyton Manning rested his ailing right ankle on Wednesday, while Champ Bailey returned to practice, albeit in a limited fashion.
Nate Irving (shoulder) and Joel Dreessen (knee) were also held out, while Robert Ayers got the day off with his wife expecting the birth of their first child.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! This one should never have been in doubt, but the Chiefs are not about to bench Dwayne Bowe.
According to Ed Werder, Bowe will start on Sunday night despite his bye week arrest for speeding and marijuana possession.
Bowe's 33 receptions and two touchdowns lead KC's wideouts, while his 369 yards trail Donnie Avery's 396.
Jamaal Charles leads the team with 47 receptions, and he's right behind Avery with 389 receiving yards.
Demaryius Thomas has been named the AFC Offensive POW for his three-touchdown performance at San Diego.
Thomas capped three straight Denver possessions with scoring receptions, tying him for the most in a single game by a Bronco.
It was pretty obvious while watching Broncos/Chargers that Peyton Manning first aggravated his high right ankle sprain on Larry English's twisting second quarter sack.
Of course, Corey Liuget's fourth-quarter dive at Manning's legs got more attention, but even after these two limp-inducing hits, Manning will play Sunday against Kansas City.
During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, John Fox said he's "feeling better every day," and hopes to be back to the Broncos' sideline before the end of the season.
As had been speculated by a cardiologist at DHMC last week, Fox says the condition that spurred his aortic valve replacement was a congenital defect.