And let the conversation … stop, at least for now. Brock Osweiler will be the starter come Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

As Andrew Mason reported, the Broncos want Peyton Manning to remain focused on his rehabilitation; he’s not expected to practice this Wednesday, and he won’t be active on Monday night.

Now, if Manning is to make another regular season start for the Broncos in 2015, and have a chance to break Brett Favre’s win record, it’ll have to come in Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers. But until then, it’s all eyes on Cincinnati, a game that has immense playoff implications.

As we detailed earlier, the Denver Broncos could finish anywhere form the one seed to a wild card to out of the playoffs entirely; beating the Bengals will go a long way towards ensuring it’s not one of the latter two.