Pre-game notes from Denver

December, 7, 2008
12/07/08
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him.Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Here are some pre-game notes prior to the Chiefs'-Broncos game:

Denver star left cornerback Champ Bailey is inactive for his sixth straight game. Bailey tore his hamstring Oct. 20 against New England. Undrafted rookie Josh Bell will start for Bailey.

Linebacker D.J. Williams is out for a fifth game with a knee injury. Undrafted rookie Wesley Woodyard will start for Williams.

Middle linebacker Nate Webster is back after missing three games with a knee injury.

Rookie Spencer Larsen will start at fullback. He was playing for Webster at middle linebacker.

Kansas City receiver Mark Bradley is out. Devard Darling is starting.

This will be Kansas City's Derrick Johnson's first game at middle linebacker since being moved from outside linebacker. Rocky Boiman takes Johnson's place on the outside.

Denver is wearing its orange jerseys for the second time this season and second time since 2004.

Here is an interesting quote from Tom Jackson on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown: "The Broncos are doing a pretty good Jekyll and Hyde act this season, but the tip is to watch Peyton Hillis. ... If they can find a guy who can run the ball downhill, this team has a chance to go deep in the playoffs with the passing of Jay Cutler - Elway-like if you will."

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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