Daryl Smith

Sam Mellinger: Peyton Manning seems beatable this time, but we've been wrong before

Depending on your perspective, this is Broncos week or maybe Peyton Manning week, but the specific moniker doesn't much matter because the situation is the same. Always the same.

The Chiefs have played against Manning six times since he joined the Broncos, and eight times before that with the Colts. Every time, they study hard and practice hard and build up a pro athlete's confidence during the week. They convince themselves.

This is their time, this is their moment, because they saw that one thing on film, or maybe they remember that other thing Manning did to beat them last time, and that's fixed now, so doggone it, this is their chance.

And every...