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November 9, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 41-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

For all intents and purposes, Thomas hasn’t played since the Oakland Raiders game in early November. He left early in the St. Louis Rams game with an ankle injury and hasn’t played since.

Those who say PFM is finished, in a funk, done and washed up, conveniently forget to mention how Thomas hasn’t played in over a month.

That also helps explain why the Broncos have struggled in the red zone – at least until the Bills game.

As if missing one Thomas wasn’t enough in the Buffalo game, Denver was pretty much been without Demaryius as well.

Both will play and could have a huge impact on the game.

To finally get Julius back is exactly what the offense and Manning needs.

It’s another huge weapon the Broncos haven’t had in a month.

It will be fun to see what Gase has in store for the San Diego defense.