Broncos inactives: WR Brandon Stokley, RB Selvin Young, RB Ryan Torrain, DE John Engelberger, T Erik Pears, TE Tony Scheffler, DT Nic Clemons, DT Josh Shaw.
Analysis: RB Michael Pittman will see the lion’s share of carries with Young and Torain out. TE Nate Jackson will see more work at tight end with Scheffler out. WR Eddie Royal is active and will start, as expected. He should see more than his share of targets with Stokley out.
Patriots inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd), WR Kelley Washington, CB Terrence Wheatley, RB LaMont Jordan, LB Eric Alexander, T Nick Kaczur, DE Jarvis Green, LB Shawn Crable.
Analysis: RB Sammy Morris will see a ton of carries with Jordan out and RB Laurence Maroney now on injured reserve.