The Redskins' secondary, which already has absorbed more than its share of injuries, will miss the competitive fire of Chris Culliver.
The Broncos know they need to limit their mistakes if they are to have a shot at beating the Patriots.
Stephone Anthony and Mark Ingram were two of four Saints players limited in Thursday's workout, but each appear likely to play this Sunday.
RB Carlos Hyde remains on the shelf for the 49ers, but LB Navorro Bowman practiced fully on Thursday.
Matthew Stafford throws five touchdowns, including three to Calvin Johnson, as the Lions rout the Eagles 45-14.
The "once-in-a-lifetime" celebration for former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre began early Sunday with No. 4 being given a key to the city.