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Chiefs vs. Colts: Bye Week Gives KC Extra Peyton Manning Preparation

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JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws while taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 3 2010 in Jacksonville Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 03: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws while taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 3 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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The good thing about the Kansas City Chiefs having an early bye week -- other than getting healthy -- is that it gives the Chiefs a few extra days heading into the most difficult two-game stretch of the season.

If you were going to get two weeks to prepare for one team, wouldn't it be Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts?

Chiefs head coach Todd Haley seems to agree that that's why this is a good time for the bye week.

"This will be a very good test and as part of having the bye week when we did, if we were going to place it somewhere as far as having to see a really good team the next week, then I would be all for all the time we could have to get ready for this guy."

If the Chiefs are going to have a shot, especially with this coaching staff, an extra week may be needed. There are definitely some positives to having a little extra time this particular stretch.

'This guy' that Haley refers to is Peyton Manning. We'll get into Manning's history with the Chiefs a little later in the week but Haley touched on Manning and, as with most NFL coaches, had some high praise for the Colts quarterback.

"Peyton is, if not the (pre-eminent) quarterback in the league, then one of the great quarterbacks of all time, if not the best. I have been a bunch of places where I have had to see him on the other sideline and it is always a scary site. He is capable of putting a team on his shoulders and carrying them up and down the field through a season year in and year out."