Late notes from Kansas City-Denver

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Mid-fourth quarter notes from Denver where the Broncos lead 24-17:

  • Denver receiver Brandon Marshall is having a big game. He had nine catches for 72 yards and he has two touchdown catches. Marshall eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in receiving this season with a reception in the fourth quarter.

  • Denver receiver Brandon Stokley is out with sprained right ankle. His return is questionable.

  • Denver kicker Matt Prater continued his rough second half of the season. He missed a 49-yard fled goal in the third quarter,

  • Denver running back Tatum Bell's 28-yard run just keyed a Denver touchdown drive. Cutler hit Marshall with a 6-yard touchdown pass to cap the drive. It was Bell's best play since being signed by Denver last month.

  • Denver has scored 17 unanswered points.

  • Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is back in the game. He was out with an ankle injury.