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Brandon Marshall injury: Report says Broncos 'not confident', but he's still a game-time decision

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The biggest injury as we approach kickoff of the Denver Broncos' Divisional round playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts is still looming.

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We're approximately four hours from kickoff of Colts-Broncos, and NFL.com has a post speculating that Broncos linebacker (and PFF All Pro alternate) Brandon Marshall playing isn't a sure thing.

The interesting part of the story is that the headline reads the Broncos are "not confident" Marshall will start. Before we jump to conclusions, as a few people who tweeted us the story might have, let's take a minute to read between the lines.

The headline is attention-grabbing. Yet the content of the article says what we already know - Marshall is questionable with a foot injury after missing the last two weeks of the regular season. He'll be a game time decision (with inactives to be announced 90 minutes before kickoff). He has said that if it's up to him, he'll play.

We already knew all of this. There is no new information in this article - no source cited saying the Broncos are not confident, no inside information, nothing.

"Not confident," the headline reads. Sure. Who would be confident in a 50-50 chance (as a questionable designation suggests)? The bright side is Marshall's determination. If doctors can clear Marshall at all to play, he'll play.