The nightmare season for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting worse.
Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Manning had already been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the condition has now worsened.
There’s no immediate word on how long a torn plantar fascia will cause Manning to be out. The NBA’s Pau Gasol missed about six weeks with a torn plantar fascia in 2013; if Manning misses that much time he’d be out for the regular season but back for the playoffs.
Of course, if Brock Osweiler plays well in Manning’s absence, the Broncos might not put Manning back on the field for the playoffs. And if Osweiler plays poorly, the Broncos could still miss the playoffs.
Which means it’s possible that Manning’s season, and career, ended yesterday.
The New England Patriots defense wasn’t giving Mitchell Trubisky many options through the air, so he decided to take matters into his own hands at Soldier Field.
The young quarterback’s legs were the Bears’ most-effective weapon in the first quarter, as Trubisky led the team with 35 rushing yards on four carries in the opening period of play.
He capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown scramble that had him looking like Michael Vick on the field.
The Bears will need to have a more well-rounded offensive attack to keep up with teams like the Patriots, but Trubisky found what was working in the first quarter.
Perhaps most importantly, he’s been smart and safe with his running, opting to slide and go to the ground on his big plays to avoid any big hits.
His legs continue to make this offense more dynamic, to keep up with top-notch opponents like New England.
The Patriots are in town.
Khalil Mack is probably playing with a significant injury.
Stressed out? Don't blame you. So enjoy this video of Matt Forte pranking Lance Briggs:
The best pranks are the most simple ones.