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Peyton Manning still plans on playing vs. Chiefs

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The Broncos quarterback is scheduled for an MRI this week after taking some hits from the Chargers defense.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have already faced a number of back-up quarterbacks this season. They might find themselves facing another one in Week 11.

Denver Broncos star(ting) quarterback Peyton Manning says he will undergo an MRI this week after taking some hits to an already sore and sprained ankle versus the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

The Chiefs are scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos next Sunday in what is the biggest showdown of the season so far for either team (and perhaps the NFL). That game was flexed to the Sunday Night Football slot, so get excited Chiefs fans. However the biggest star on display between the AFC powers could be shelved if the MRI comes back with the wrong results. The MRI is scheduled for Monday.

After the game, Manning commented, "I'm pretty sore. They kind of got me twice in that lower area ...  [I'll] get an MRI tomorrow and will know more then."

Manning was asked whether or not he would play against the Chiefs and added, "I certainly plan on it."

The Chiefs have already faced the back-up quarterbacks for the Texans (Case Keenum), Titans (Ryan Fitzpatrick), Browns (Jason Campbell) and Bills (Jeff Tuel). It should be noted that Campbell and Keenum have moved into the starting role and perhaps performed better than the starter would have. Still it's been a talking point for the Chiefs in the mainstream media all season.

Brock Osweiler is the back-up quarterback for the Broncos. Zach Dysert is also on the roster.