Injury Report: Not that you were worried, but Manning will ‘definitely’ play

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.

Nate Irving was again limited, but he's questionable for Sunday.

For the Chiefs, only Dustin Colquitt missed practice, for the birth of his son, Cannon Thorpe Colquitt (Congratulations, Uncle Britton!).

Kansas City listed seven players as probable, but all of them were full participants on both Thursday and Friday.


Video: Jack Del Rio speaks after practice.

Del Rio says John Fox has started watching game tape again, but did not participate in game planning this week. 

JDR adds that he'll make his own conservative calls, and doesn't need Fox's cue, thank you very much.

Denver's defenders say they have plenty of respect for the threat that Jamaal Charles presents.

As expected, Chargers DE Corey Liuget was not fined for his low/late hit on Peyton Manning.


Lindsay Jones previews Sunday's matchup; Andrew Mason discusses KC's offense.

Sam Mellinger says there's more pressure for the Broncos to win than for the Chiefs, which is probably true.

Sean Keeler whines about Denver's rubs/picks while claiming that Dustin Colquitt is the key to KC's fortunes.

This small historical sample doesn't really mean much, but the Chiefs' DVOA rankings don't portend well for their chances on Sunday or in the playoffs.

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