Pregame notes from Denver

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Pregame notes from Denver where the 4-0 Broncos are about to host the 3-1 Patriots:

  • It is about 30 degrees and cloudy in Denver.

  • As expected, running back Correll Buckhalter is inactive. Denver rookie Knowshon Moreno is expected to make his first NFL start.

  • New England receiver Joey Galloway is a healthy scratch.

  • The Broncos will honor their 50th anniversary team Sunday.

  • The two teams are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AFL. You have to get a load of the Broncos’ throwbacks. Yellow and brown. Not good.

  • While he was warming up, Denver backup quarterback Chris Simms chatted on the field with his father, Phil Simms. The elder Simms is broadcasting the game.