Peyton Manning to start for Broncos in divisional round

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Sorry, Brock Osweiler, but the Denver Broncos have decided to put the team in the hands of a future Hall of Famer for the playoff run. On Thursday, the Broncos announced Peyton Manning will start at quarterback when the team opens their postseason on Jan. 17 in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Manning returned to the lineup last weekend in the third quarter and was able to lead the Broncos to a comeback win over the San Diego Chargers to clinch the AFC West.

It was the first time Manning, who has been dealing with a torn plantar fascia, saw game action since Nov. 15.

Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler did a respectable job in Manning’s absence, but with the veteran healthy, it was an easy decision for head coach Gary Kubiak to make.

The Broncos will face the lowest remaining Wild Card team in their postseason opener at Mile High.

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