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

Denver Broncos optimistic about Knowshon Moreno starting vs Chiefs

The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs will be battling it out on Sunday for the top spot in the AFC once again. Just two weeks ago the Broncos were able to knock off the then undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in a 27-17 victory.

Now during last week’s loss against the New England Patriots, running back Knowshon Moreno suffered a right ankle injury. Moreno got in a full practice on Friday but was listed as probable for Sunday’s AFC showdown in Kansas City.

“My body feels really good. In years past, I haven’t gotten that many carries. I haven’t been in there much. So my body’s still fresh, still good.” Knowshon Moreno said in an interview via the Denver Post.

With Moreno picking up more carries, he’s on pace to have a career season. During his rookie year, Moreno picked up 247 carries and rushed for nearly 950 yards with seven touchdowns.

Season season he has 187 carries for 824 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He only had 525 rushing yards last season while backing up Willis McGahee.

Moreno rushed for 224 yards on 37 attempts with one touchdown against the New England Patriots. Rookie running back Montee Ball will be thrown in the mix.

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