Which Broncos QB would you rather play?

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Manning’s record setting moment was overshadowed by a poor performance, being pulled from the game, and now being listed as injured. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Still, there’s plenty of exciting possibilities should Kansas City face the Broncos in the playoffs. The opportunity to beat Denver and knock it out of the playoffs would be insanely satisfying, especially considering the Broncos are very much hedging their future on a Super Bowl title now. I can think of no better way to end the Broncos’ recent reign over the AFC West than to win a playoff game against the Donkeys. There’s no doubt plenty of satisfaction lies in that scenario.

The question is, who would the Chiefs rather line up against on defense?

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The Broncos brought in Peyton Manning in 2012 because he was supposed to lead them to a championship. All Peyton has brought the Broncos is one of the most embarrassing losses in Super Bowl history. Peyton has notoriously been a problem for Kansas City through the course of his career, knocking a 13-3 Chiefs team out of the playoffs during the 2003 season.

Peyton has been a pain in Kansas City’s side for years, and the Chiefs finally logged a satisfying victory against him earlier this season, picking him off four times in what to date has been the last game he’s played in this NFL season. Beating Manning in the playoffs would be a sweet farewell to a player who isn’t likely to play for a team next year.

On the other hand, the Chiefs could potentially play the Broncos supposed “QB of the future,” Brock Osweiler. Osweiler was drafted specifically to sit and learn from Manning, with many under the impression that he would be next-in-line to replace one of the most well-respected QBs in NFL history. Unfortunately for Denver, the Osweiler era hasn’t started out the way they’d like.

The Denver offense has been inconsistent, and Osweiler has struggled to play a complete game this season. Without major improvement from him this offseason, Denver may have to look elsewhere for a long-term answer at QB. It would be a nice bonus for the Chiefs to be able to emphatically declare the Osweiler experiment as a failure by beating the young QB in the playoffs.

Regardless of who they played at QB, a potential Chiefs-Broncos playoff game offers plenty of opportunity to the Chiefs to put Denver in their place. A win against Denver in the playoffs would be a late Christmas present – and at least for me – probably the greatest present of all.

So what do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs play Denver in the playoffs, who would you rather see them play? The old vet and future Hall of Famer, or the face of the new guard? Sound off in the comments below.