KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Finally, the Kansas City Chiefs will face an opponent using its regular starting quarterback. Peyton Manning will play for the Broncos against the Chiefs on Sunday night in Denver.
The Chiefs had been seeing a steady diet of opposing backup quarterbacks in recent games. In Tennessee’s Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston’s Case Keenum, Cleveland’s Jason Campbell and Buffalo’s Jeff Tuel, they had opposed quarterbacks who were put into the lineup only that week either for injury purposes or because the regular starter had been in effective.
Starting with Manning on Sunday, the Chiefs will face a group of more accomplished quarterbacks that continues with San Diego’s Philip Rivers, Manning again, Washington’s Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck and Rivers again. Also that mix is Oakland’s struggling Terrelle Pryor.