It seems like it’s been about a month since we’ve been in the press box at INVESCO Field at Mile High. In truth, with the trip to London followed by the bye week, it’s been three weeks — pretty close.
As Ryan Harris said earlier this week, it seems like a fresh start for the club, with five of the final eight games coming against AFC West opponents.
Those divisional games start this afternoon with the Kansas City Chiefs in town. About two hours prior to kickoff, a handful of Broncos are on the field warming up for the contest, including Tim Tebow, Eric Decker, Syd’Quan Thompson, Brandon Lloyd, Perrish Cox and Stanley Daniels.
We’ll have some pregame photos from a slightly chilly field shortly. Most players are sporting long sleeves.
12:53 p.m. MST: Got the inactives for both teams. For the Broncos, Brady Quinn will be the third quarterback. Andre’ Goodman, Laurence Maroney, Cassius Vaughn, Robert Ayers, Kevin Alexander, Stanley Daniels and Eric Olsen will not suit up for this afternoon’s game. On the Chiefs’ side, Dexter McCluster, Kendrick Lewis, Tim Castille, Jon McGraw, Reshard Langford, Corey Mays, Justin Cole and Anthony Toribio will not play.
1:26 p.m. MST: Here are some photos, courtesy of Eric Detweiler.
1:31 p.m. MST: The teams are on the field — the Broncos in their alternate orange jerseys with white pants, and the Chiefs in all white. The offense is working on running routes, while the defense squares off in position drills. We’re just about a half-hour from kickoff.
1:48 p.m. MST: The Thunderstorm Jumpers are skydiving their way into INVESCO Field at Mile High, and the National Anthem will come shortly. See you in the First Half Blog.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com