Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) runs against New England Patriots during overtime at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries to Broncos' RB Moreno, CB Rodgers-Cromartie 'not significant'

After a disheartening loss that saw the New England Patriots outscore the Denver Broncos 34-7 after halftime, some good news is trickling in.

Broncos’ running back Knowshon Moreno, who had an astounding 224 yards on 37 carries and a touchdown, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie should be fine when Denver faces another stiff challenge in the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.

According to Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, interim head coach Jack Del Rio said each player’s injury is “not significant” and that “both players are day-to-day and should practice this week”.

Moreno suffered a sprained right ankle in the 34-31 loss, and “left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot”, according to the AP report.

Rodgers-Cromartie sustained a jammed right shoulder at the end of the first half and did not return.

Moreno moved up to 7th in the NFL in rushing yards after Sunday’s performance with 824 on the season to go along with 9 touchdowns – which is tied for second in the NFL with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and one behind Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

Rodgers-Cromartie has 29 tackles this season with two interceptions, 14 passes defensed and a touchdown.

Denver sits tied with Kansas City — both at 9-2 — for the AFC West division lead entering Sunday’s ballgame.

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