Jeremiah: Week 8 revelations
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The crown of Wilson's helmet smacked into Manning's chin, a play the Broncos are expected to have the league look at this week.
In all likelihood, so will the NFL, and the result could be a hefty fine for Wilson, a backup on a team that has been dogged by turmoil all season after the NFL penalized the franchise for running a money-for-hits bounty pool.
Unlike Schaub, who lost a chunk of his left ear when his helmet went flying after Mays' hit, Manning's helmet stayed on after he was sandwiched by Wilson and Saints strong safety Roman Harper on a blitz just as he released a 23-yard pass that Eric Decker caught along the left sideline in the first half of the Broncos' win.
Manning picked himself up off the grass, shaking his thumb. He handed off on the next four snaps before throwing twice, then giving way to Matt Prater, who kicked a short field goal as the first half expired.
Fox gave this update on Manning's thumb Monday: "Oh, it's fine."
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