The Denver Broncos received a welcome boost to their starting lineup this week with edge rusher Bradley Chubb, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and running back Melvin Gordon all active for this game. They also brought nose tackle Mike Purcell back to help in the run game against the Detroit Lions.
For the Lions, they will be without both of their starting running backs and a slew of other players added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list. They will also be without tight end T.J. Hockenson. The Lions roster deserved a second look today and it appears as though most of the flu illnesses worked themselves out in time for the game, but there were still a bunch of COVID-19 infections that knocked some starters out. While it wasn’t a complete disaster as it looked two days ago, the Lions are still down a significant amount of contributors for this game.
Here is your full inactives list for the Broncos-Lions game in Week 14.