NFL fans and fantasy football owners debating Peyton Manning's prowess and problems can continue that discussion well into the new year.
The five-time MVP says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for an 18th NFL season.
Manning was asked during his weekly news conference Wednesday if there were a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire after the playoffs.
"I have not thought about those circumstances at all," Manning replied. "So, I certainly plan on being back, if the Broncos will have me. But at this point, I'm kind of thinking about Oakland."
A win over the Raiders (3-12) on Sunday would earn the Broncos (11-4) a first-round bye.
Manning said he knows talk this time of year turns to the coaching carousel and "I get to fall into that category because maybe I'm closer to the same age as some of the coaches. But yeah, I have no plans along those lines. I'm enjoying playing and looking forward to Sunday's game and the game to follow that."
Jay Cutler is ready for just about any scenario next week after the Chicago Bears' dismal season comes to an end.
He understands changes could be coming, that coaches could be gone and so could he. Cutler says that's "part of it."
The future of everyone from general manager Phil Emery to coach March Trestman to his assistants and the quarterback with a seven-year contract is in question with the Bears (5-10) last in the NFC North and the season ending at Minnesota on Sunday.
Game-breaking wide receiver Odell Beckham and five other New York Giants were fined a total of $72,400 for their actions in Sunday's melee-marred game in St. Louis.
Placekicker Josh Brown and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins discussed the levies Wednesday after being informed they were being docked.
Jenkins said he got the biggest fine, $16,000, for driving Rams quarterback Shaun Hill into the ground after the quarterback threw an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.