New England Patriots - PlayerWatch

WR Kenbrell Thompkins did not play against the Broncos due to a hip injury and a concussion.

CB Aqib Talib was knocked out of the loss to the Broncos in the first quarter with a knee injury when he collided with WR Wes Welker on a pick play in the middle of the field. Talib underwent X-rays and returned to the sideline, but did not play the rest of the way.

DT Isaac Sopoaga was a healthy scratch against Denver, as the veteran was inactive for both postseason games.

CB Alfonzo Dennard was shaken up with a shoulder injury against Denver, but played through the injury that has been bothering him for weeks.

OL Josh Kline did not play against the Broncos, the only player other than backup QB Ryan Mallett who suited up but did not see action.

LB Steve Beauharnais did not make the trip to Denver as the rookie linebacker was left behind due to an illness.