11:46 a.m. MST: According to dictionary.com, superstition is defined as any blindly accepted belief or notion. So with the final four games in front of us and the playoffs within reach, I think all of Broncos Country is pulling out their superstitions. And those of us that work for the team are no different. Typically my blog duties only come on the road. But since I have had a good run of luck while blogging, the duties are on my plate today.
The Broncos will be decked out in their orange jerseys and white pants this afternoon — the same look they had in their Week 3 victory over the Saints (superstitious?). It is a balmy December day, with temperatures expected to reach the 60s. And we better enjoy it, looks like snow and cold are headed back our way.
I am going to head down on the field with Jake Grilley to grab some photos and I will be back with the inactives as well.
12:41 p.m. MST: PR has just handed me the inactives for today’s game. For the Broncos; Marlon McCree, Champ Bailey, P.J. Pope, Selvin Young, Andrew Pinnock, Herana-Daze Jones, D.J. Williams and Tim Crowder are all inactive.
12:49 p.m. MST: For the Chiefs; CB Patrick Surtain, TE Michael Merritt, LB Pat Thomas, LB Donnie Edwards, G Tavares Washington, T Andrew Carnahan, G Adrain Jones and WR Mark Bradley.
A couple of lineup changes for today’s game. Peyton Hillis will start at running back for Young, Josh Bell starts for Bailey, Vernon Fox starts for McCree, Spencer Larsen will start at fullback for Hillis and Wesley Woodyard will start for Williams.
For the Chiefs, Rocky Boiman and Derrick Johnson will switch spots. Johnson will man the middle while Boiman moves outside. And Devard Darling starts at wide receiver for Bradley.
1:25 p.m. MST: Here are some photos of pregame from Jake Grilley:
1:35 p.m. MST: The Chiefs have left the field, but the Broncos are still running through their pregame drills.
1:38 p.m. MST: The Broncos have wrapped their pregame drills and have headed back to the locker room. As usual, Brandon Stokley gets some individual work with Jedd Fisch before he follows his teammates through the tunnel.
1:56 p.m. MST: The Chiefs have just been introduced to the Denver crowd amongst a chorus of boos. The Broncos will be announcing their starting offense.
2:03 p.m. MST: The captains have headed to midfield for the coin toss. The Chiefs call tails and it is tails. Kansas City will receive the kick.
See you in the first quarter.