GAME PLAN: Denver's game plan will change depending on QB Jay Cutler's health. Even if Cutler plays, some of the bootleg plays and passes designed to get him outside of the pocket might be limited. No matter if Cutler or Patrick Ramsey plays, the Broncos need to establish a running game. Denver hasn't gotten much going on the ground the past few weeks.
Defensively, the Broncos have to stop Kansas City's run game. If the Broncos can make Kansas City one-dimensional, the Chiefs shouldn't be able to dominate Denver through the air.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH: Broncos OT Matt Lepsis vs. Chiefs DE Jared Allen -- Allen is having a big year, and Lepsis is coming off a disappointing game. Jay Cutler's mobility probably will be limited because of a lower leg injury, making Lepsis' performance all that more important to the Broncos offense.
Broncos front seven vs. Chiefs RB Priest Holmes -- The Broncos caught a break when Larry Johnson hurt himself against Green Bay. But now they have to take advantage by playing well against Holmes, who has barely played in the last two years. Denver is coming off a mediocre game against Lions RB Kevin Jones.
INJURY IMPACT: QB Jay Cutler practiced in full on Wednesday and he should be ready to play this week. Cutler has a lower left leg injury.
S John Lynch still has some tingling sensations in his arm and was limited in practice Wednesday. The Broncos are still hoping he can play this week.
WR Glenn Martinez has some bruised ribs but practiced in full Wednesday and should play this week.
DE John Engelberger sat out practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury. The team will monitor his progress this week.
WR Javon Walker could start running late this week. He might be able to return for the game against Tennessee on Nov. 19.
RB Travis Henry didn't practice Wednesday, but he has insisted his
knee injury is not serious. He has a good chance to play this week.
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