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Chiefs give Peyton Manning the best back-handed compliment you'll ever read

Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks on during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks on during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Note to Ron Parker: Even a deteriorating Peyton Manning can do a lot more on a football field than just "try hard." Chris Humphreys USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning is no longer the touchdown-slinging field general of the last decade and a half.

He deserves at least a little credit if you ask Chiefs safety Ron Parker.

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That has to sting. Manning is a five-time MVP and 14-time Pro Bowler. He's notorious for his insane worth ethic -- "trying hard" barely gives his pregame preparation routine justice.

Manning doesn't play for participation trophies. But maybe, after a four-pick night vs. Parker and the Chiefs, that's the only kind of trophy he'll be eligible for in 2015.

(h/t Denver Post on Twitter)