Peyton Manning hobbled off the field late in Sunday's game over the Chargers but after an MRI Monday, Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said the 37-year-old quarterback will start next Sunday when Denver faces undefeated Kansas City.

One lingering issue: Will the NFL punish Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget for the low hit that re-aggravated the high-ankle sprain that has bothered Manning for much of the season?

Del Rio has asked the league to review the play but the Denver Post's Mike Klis reports that the NFL has ruled the tackle was within the rules "...because Liuget initially made contact with his helmet to Manning's thigh area. Liuget wrapped his arms below the knee, but it was the initial contact above the knee that made it legal."

You can see in the screen shots above that Liuget initially contacted Manning above his knee. Still, we've seen flags thrown for lesser (but still legal) offenses.