Del Rio says Peyton Manning ‘definitely’ will play vs. Chiefs in AFC West showdown

Good news, Denver Broncos fans: It appears Peyton Manning is good to go for Week 11's big game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio says Manning, who aggravated a sore ankle in Sunday's victory over the San Diego Chargers, is good to go this week.

So Manning might not be in peak physical condition, but it would have taken an angry herd of actual broncos to have kept him from playing in this crucial AFC West battle.

If the Broncos win, they would own a first-place tie, with the head-to-head victory as the tiebreaker. If teh Chiefs win, they'd be two games up in the standings on Manning and the Broncos.

Manning took a few shots against the Chargers, and you know the Chiefs' game plan will include a fierce rush if they can muster it.

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