Should the Denver Broncos Rest Peyton Manning Down the Stretch?

November 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Denver Broncos are coming off their bye week and head into the second half of the season having lost just one of their first eight games.
If they continue that pace, they should put themselves in position to have home-field advantage throughout the NFL playoffs.
With that comes the inevitable question: Should Peyton Manning play all 16 regular-season games?
This wouldn't be new territory for Manning, as his successful run in Indianapolis brought about the situation more than once.
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The Colts often toyed with the idea of resting Manning for parts of games after they had everything wrapped up, hoping to preserve him for a postseason run.
Now that he is in Denver, will the team employ a similar strategy?
The Colts found mixed success when they rested their star quarterback.
In 2006, Manning played the entire season and threw for 1,034 yards in the playoffs, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory over Chicago...

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