10:26 a.m. CDT: We got here a while ago, and now we’re all set up in the press box.
Jay Cutler and the receivers just went back into the locker room after spending time out on the field practicing routes.
Brett Kern is the first dressed player out on the field, as usual, and the Broncos will be wearing all white uniforms today.
It’s a perfectly clear sky and very sunny. It’s early, but it’s already hot down on the field.
I just got some pictures from Jake Grilley, so I’ll be back in a few minutes to post them here in the blog.
10:48 a.m. CDT: I just got the inactives for today’s game.
The following players will not dress out for the Broncos:
Vernon Fox, Ryan Torain, Louis Green, Dewayne Robertson, Erik Pears, Dylan Gandy, Darrell Jackson and Josh Shaw.
For the Chiefs:
Brian De La Puente
10:58 a.m. CDT: This must be the Breast Cancer Awareness game here in K.C., as there is a huge line of people stretching from the sideline into the stands wearing pink shirts with pink ribbons. There is also a big pink ribbon up on the jumbotron.
11:05 a.m. CDT: If any of y’all out there are watching ESPN’s NFL Sunday Countdown, y’all just saw what we saw here.
The entire Broncos’ staff in the press box gathered around the TVs to watch a special on Jay Cutler and his Type 1 Diabetes. Along with Cutler going over the disease and his daily regimen with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the segment also featured interviews with Patrick Ramsey and Brandon Marshall.
11:17 a.m. CDT: Fans have been slowly filtering into the stands for over an hour, and I’ve already seen a fairly good sized contingent of Broncos fans in the stands.
The quarterbacks and receivers for both teams are out on the field warming up in uniform. Running backs are out on the field now as well.
And the Denver linebackers and defensive backs are coming out of the tunnel to a fair amount of cheers.
11:36 a.m. CDT: The Chiefs have just gone back in to the locker room after their final warmups.
Now the Broncos leave the field to head to the locker room, amid a mixed chorus of cheers and boos. I definitely heard more cheers, however.
11:52 a.m. CDT: The Broncos have exited the tunnel and taken the field, with the offensive unit being introduced as a whole. Again, a mixed chorus of cheers and boos.
11:55 a.m. CDT: And out come the Chiefs, intruduced by position group.
12:00 p.m. CDT: It’s just about time for kickoff.
The special teams captain for the Broncos this week is Matt Prater.
The Chiefs won the toss and will receive.
And my apologies to y’all following the blog out there. I have actually been putting mountain times but labeling them as central. The timecode has now been changed. See you in the first quarter notes.