Julius Thomas will not play for Denver due to a knee injury, while Steve Gregory is a no-go for New England as he is still recovering from his broken thumb. Gregory’s cast was removed this week, but he was deemed not ready to play in this one.
Brandon Spikes is ACTIVE for the Patriots, which is a big boost for the run defense. Also noteworthy: Alfonzo Dennard is surprisingly ACTIVE tonight. He underwent a minor knee procedure last weekend and wasn’t expected to play, but apparently he looks and feels good enough to give it a go.
Here is the complete list of inactives:
Patriots Steve Gregory, S Michael Hoomanawanui, TE Jake Bequette, DL Steve Beauharnais, LB Marcus Forston, DL Josh Boyce, WR Chris Barker, DL
Broncos Zac Dysert, CB Ronnie Hillman, RB Champ Bailey, CB Michael Huff, S J.D. Walton, C Chris Kuper, GJulius Thomas, TE
6 p.m.: Sunday Night Football. Tom Brady. Peyton Manning. New England Patriots. Denver Broncos.
And the weather.
Yes, for all of the Brady-Manning hype that’s led up to tonight, neither may be the biggest star of the night "
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