Think he has to. There is no way Manning can finish the season. Osweiler finally got the Broncos past mid-field at the end of the third quarter. Reid is busy kicking field goals, so if Osweiler gets this game respectable, I think he starts next week at the Bears.
I was going to start a thread asking if Denver was going to make the playoffs for the same reasons you mention......KC gave the league the blueprint to beating Denver......Attack every pass looking for a pick, nothing to worry about with noodle arm back there....Denver and Manning are done...
Actually the Rams gave the blueprint last year. They made manning throw outside the hashmarks. Since his arm is shot, teams could jump those passes easier. He still has the mindset of threading the needle but he physically can't do it.
Chiefs have a nice route to take that division. They have a real easy schedule with three road games vs losing teams, and a home slate of Buffalo, San Diego, Cleveland and Oakland. Can see how the Chiefs win all their games or finish 10-6. Denver meanwhile has @ Chicago, vs New England, @ San Diego, vs Oakland, @ Pittsburgh, vs Bengals, vs San Diego.