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Peyton Manning says it’s time for Broncos to “Get on it”

Denver Broncos practice at Dove Valley

ENGLEWOOD, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) stretches during practice November 19, 2014 at Dove Valley. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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Peyton Manning’s pretty good in a hurry up offense.

He wants to impart that same kind of urgency to his team as a whole.

After the Broncos lost two of their past three games, scratching up a single touchdown last week against the Rams, Manning said they need to get things going quickly to preserve a good playoff seed.

Just your sense of urgency has to increase,’' Manning said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “Realizing there aren’t many games left and we better get on it, better get going. Need to play better, I need to play better, . . . You can say all you want, you can talk about doing it, but you’ve got to go and do it.’'

The Broncos are now tied with the Chiefs for the AFC West lead at 7-3, a game behind 8-2 New England for the best record in the conference. With the Patriots holding a tiebreaker, it would be hard for them to secure home field advantage without a big swing.

“I think there is certainly a sense of urgency,’' Manning said. “We’re not happy about last week’s game [against the Rams] by any means, with the way we played offensively, . . . You can want a lot of things, but you have to go and do it.

“We’re doing everything trying to improve and get better, we’d love nothing more than come out and play better.”

Much of that burden falls on Manning (cough, RG3, cough), who has thrown two interceptions in each of the last three games, and needs to clean that up if he wants to avoid being cast as a just a regular season quarterback again.