Found January 13, 2012 on
It's no surprise that the Denver Broncos will be without wideout Eric Decker for Saturday's division round match against the New England Patriots, but there's a chance they could veteran safety Brian Dawkins back into the mix as they face Tom Brady and the vaunted Patriots aerial attack.

Dawkins, Decker inactive for Broncos

Veteran safety Brian Dawkins, one of the leaders and key players for Denver's defense, is inactive for Saturday night's game with the New England Patriots. Dawkins missed last weekend's victory over Pittsburgh with a neck injury and has not recovered sufficiently to play in the divisional round. David Bruton was expected to start. Also missing for the Broncos is receiver...

Broncos WR Decker ruled out against Patriots

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker has been ruled out of Saturday's playoff game against the New England Patriots. Decker suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in last week's overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was hurt when Steelers linebacker James Harrison hit his left knee on an incomplete pass. Decker was Denver's leading receiver this season...

Daily Links – Talkin’ ’bout Willis

Eric Decker is out. It’s Matthew Willis‘ time. [Predominantly Orange] Willis suggests the Pats‘ defense is much better than its stats indicate. [Denver Post] The Broncos are emboldened by their upset last week, underdog status, and the early start against New England earlier in the season. [Yahoo! Sports] If Willis McGahee stays healthy this time, they might just pull it off...

Dawkins, Decker held out of practice by Broncos

Broncos veteran safety Brian Dawkins has missed three games because of a neck injury, but there seems to be some optimism about his progress.

Broncos safety Dawkins inactive vs. Patriots with neck injury

Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins is inactive for Saturday night's game against the New England Patriots with a neck injury.

Broncos S Dawkins out against Patriots

Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins will miss tonight's playoff game against the New England Patriots due to a neck injury.

Broncos to be without WR Eric Decker and LS Lonie Paxton…

While the Patriots are getting healthy — and have been getting healthy — the Broncos are just the opposite. In fact, they just got hit in a tough spot thanks to a personal situation with one of their players. According to the Broncos participation report, Lonie Paxton, the former Patriots fan favorite, is out for Saturday’s game. The team has said he is dealing with a family...

Lonie Paxton, Eric Decker won't play for Broncos tomorrow

By Mike McDermottFormer Patriot long snapper Lonie Paxton won't play for the Broncos in tomorrow's playoff game, the team announced today. Paxton has missed practice all week due to personal reasons. Paxton is the only long snapper on the Broncos' active roster, so his absence could have a major impact in the game. Paxton's replacement could be another former Patriot...

Broncos lose two safeties to injury against Pats

The Denver Broncos have lost two safeties to injury after beginning their divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots without starting safety Brian Dawkins.

2011-12 NFL Divisional Round Preview & Predictions

The NFL field of 12 has now been narrowed to the field of 8 as the Wildcard weekend has come and passed & now it’s time for the divisional round. There will be four of teams left standing as we get ever so closer to Super Bowl 46. Related posts: NFL Divisional Round Thoughts – Inside The Wheelhouse NFL Divisional Playoffs Preview & Predictions – Inside The Wheelhouse...
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