Warm New Year’s greetings from INVESCO Field at Mile High, where the skies are clear and the field in magnificent shape considering the meteoroogical pounding that the region has absorbed in the last 10 days.
Linebacker Al Wilson will play after being listed as questionable throughout the week and missing practice outright Wednesday and Thursday and sitting out part of it on Friday with back spasms that settled in after last week’s win over the Bengals. Fellow ‘backer Keith Burns, however, was scratched from the lineup for today’s game, having dealt with a hand injury over the past week.
Denver’s seven other inactives include wide receiver/kickoff returner Brian Clark, running backs Damien Nash and Cedric Cobbs, guard Chris Kuper, tight end Chad Mustard and defensive linemen Kenny Peterson and Antwon Burton.
San Francisco’s eight inactive players include starting linebacker Derek Smith and starting tackle Jonas Jennings.
Meanwhile, though, the attention of press-box onlookers remains riveted upon the doings in Kansas City, where the Chiefs lead the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-17 midway through the third quarter. In effect, the Broncos’ chances of making the playoffs before kickoff today rest upon the callow arm of Quinn Gray, brought in at halftime to replace
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