We escaped Denver before the snow really set in — and now it’s about a 40-degree difference here in sunny Washington, D.C.
Speaking of weather, here’s the official weather report for today’s game against the Redskins:
11:29 a.m. EST: Kyle Sonneman has just headed down to the field to snag some pictures of warmups from Chris Gentilviso. Not too many Broncos on the field at the moment — a few have gone back into the locker room — but Eddie Royal is on the field running routes, and David Bruton and Darcel McBath are throwing the ball back and forth.
Brandon Marshall is pacing the field listening to music, and D.J. Williams is getting loose as well.
11:38 a.m. EST: Just got the inactives for the Broncos — Chris Baker, Josh Barrett, Ryan Harris, Peyton Hillis, Brandon Lloyd, Ryan McBean and Seth Olsen won’t suit up for today’s game. Tom Brandstater is inactive as the third quarterback.
For the Redskins, CB Kevin Barnes, TE Chris Cooley, LB Robert Henson, DT Anthony Montgomery, RB Clinton Portis, FB Eddie Williams, T Mike Williams and DE Renaldo Wynn are inactive.
11:46 a.m. EST: The music during pregame warmups has been filled with songs that you wouldn’t typically think would get players pumped up before a football game. Just heard “Clocks” by Coldplay and “Beautiful Day” by U2 back to back. Granted, I love those songs, and I just heard “My Hero” by Foo Fighters, as well — another personal favorite — but not your typical warm-up fare.
11:49 a.m. EST: Just got the pictures from Chris Gentilviso…getting ready to post them in a few minutes.
12:24 p.m. EST: The Broncos are all on the field in their white jerseys and white pants — the Redskins are wearing their maroon jerseys with white pants.
With about 30 minutes until kickoff, the stands are still empty for the most part, but fans are making their way in. Just saw the Hogettes.
12:25 p.m. EST: Interesting — the guy walking up and down the aisles selling beer and peanuts is wearing a brown and yellow vertically striped shirt. I seriously thought it was an old-school Broncos fan for a minute.
12:38 p.m. EST: The bizarre pregame playlist continues — “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. I’m not saying I’m not jamming out to the music, but it’s just a little off. We’re about 20 minutes from kickoff now and the stadium is fairly empty as the Redskins marching band is lined up on the sideline.
12:49 p.m. EST: Matt Prater and Mitch Berger are on the field working on field goals and punts, respectively, as the Redskins marching band continues to play. Creeping up on kickoff now.
12:52 p.m. EST: Here come the Broncos onto the field, met with some boos from the crowd that has arrived — still a whole lot of empty seats at FedEx Field.
12:56 p.m. EST: The Redskins are introducing their defense, and now it’s time for the National Anthem. See you in the first half live blog.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com