Head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters after the game that, in retrospect, he should not have let Manning start the game because he had foot and rib injuries. Kubiak reiterated that Manning will be the starter as long as he remains healthy.
Manning struggled right from the start of the game, throwing an interception on his first pass. Manning was taken out after completing only five of 20 passes for 35 yards and four interceptions.
On his first drive replacing Manning, Osweiler completed one of two passes for seven yards as the Broncos went three-and-out. His next time on the field, Osweiler completed five-of-ten passes for 49 yards, but was intercepted on the 15th play of the drive.
Manning has completed 62.3% of his passes this season for nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions entering Sunday. His 75.6 passer rating is his lowest mark since his rookie season. During the Broncos’ second drive of the game, Manning set the NFL record for most passing yards of all-time.