The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will square off for the right to go to the Super Bowl. We take a look at the early injury report and things are looking good for the Broncos.
Well Broncos Country, the team is just one win away from their second Super Bowl appearance in three years. It is going to take a lot in order to get back, with the Patriots standing in the way.
However, like it was two years ago, the Broncos get the Patriots at home in this game. The home crowd will be cheering loud and the Mile High City will be excited to see their team fight for this chance. Their eighth appearance in the Super Bowl.
Of course, the biggest story to come from this matchup will be the 17th meeting between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. These two will be facing off in their fourth AFC Championship game meeting. Manning holds the 2-1 series advantage in the Championship matchups, with the home quarterback winning each game.
With the impact that this game has, we will be taking an early look on both sides and see who was a part of Wednesday’s practice.
For the Broncos, they had a no helmet and pads day as they focused on practicing light. As far as the injury standpoint goes, Omar Bolden was placed on injured reserve this week after suffering a MCL sprain in his knee.
Other than that, every Broncos player that was on the injury report today practiced in full. This included Chris Harris Jr. who is dealing with a shoulder injury that forced him into limited action against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, things were not so kind for the New England Patriots as indicated above. Patriots wide receiver Matt Slater did not participate due to a shin injury. 15 other players were limited in practice, including Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
However, I highly doubt the majority of the players on the limited report will miss a lot of practice time. Knowing Bill Belichick, the majority of these players will most likely be a full participant on Thursday.
So, as far as it is known, there is nothing to report here as of right now. But as always, we will keep a close eye on the injury report as the week goes on and report it here on Predominantly Orange on all things Broncos vs. Patriots as we get you ready for Championship Sunday. Go Broncos!