1:34 p.m. EST: Hello from Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte. It is a little overcast with temperatures expected to be in upper 40s. Not as cool as it is in Denver, where we hear it is around seven degrees right now. Yikes!
Anywho, most of the folks in the press box are gathered around the TV right now watching the Chiefs and the Chargers game.
We will be heading down to the field here in a bit for some photos and we will also have the pregame inactives and any lineup changes.
Looks like K.C. just jumped out on top. Should be interesting…
2:16 p.m. EST: And Kansas City adds to their lead, with Tyler Thigpen hitting Dwayne Bowe on a slant. 14-0 Chiefs. Very interesting game as well, the teams have exchanged turnovers and emotions seem to be rising. Are you guys watching? What do you think thus far?
2:19 p.m. EST: Brandon Stokley is on the field seeing if he can go on that injured heel. He ran a couple of routes — but not a full speed. We should know his status within the hour.
2:53 p.m. EST: P.R. has just handed me the inactives. For the Broncos, Chad Jackson, Marlon McCree, Champ Bailey, Cory Boyd, Andrew Pinnock, Spencer Larsen, Pat Murray and Tim Crowder will not play this afternoon.
Josh Bell will start at cornerback for Bailey and Vernon Fox will start at FS for McCree
2:56 p.m. EST: For the Panthers; WR D.J. Hackett, LB Adam Seward, G Mackenzy Bernadeau, DE Hilee Taylor, OT Frant Omiyale, WR Kenneth Moore, DT Darwin Walker and the third quarterback is Matt Moore. No starting lineup changes for the Panthers.
3:13 p.m. EST: Now for some photos from Adam Zinser.
3:27 p.m. EST: The Broncos have taken the field to a chorus of boos from the Carolina crowd. Actually there are quite a few Broncos fans here. Our hotel lobby was full of orange and blue when we headed to the buses this morning.
Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we are in the hometown of fellow blogger and DenverBroncos.com writer Gray Caldwell. A huge crowd welcomed young Caldwell when we arrived at the hotel last night. Ok that is not true, but I am sure his folks were happy to see him. Well maybe not.
3:48 p.m. EST: Big fourth down stop for the Chiefs…
The Broncos have huddled up and are leaving the field for the locker room. And just as they pass by, the Panthers do the same thing.
4:00 p.m. EST: Adam Zinser just completed his photo gallery from pregame. You can view it by clicking here.
4:07 p.m. EST: The Broncos defense has just been introduced — which was a little difficult because the have a stage right in the middle of the field. Panthers are now taking the field.
4:07 p.m. EST: The captains are headed to midfield. It is good to see D.J. Williams back out there, he is joined by Jay Cutler, Daniel Graham, Dre’ Bly and Mike Leach. As visitors, the Broncos will make the call. Well the refs mic is off, so I can’t hear what happened. We will see you in the first quarter.