Although the Patriots bounced back from their Week 4 embarrassment at KC with a pair of big wins, Sunday's victory over Buffalo came with a massive toll.
As expected, New England has lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending knee injuries.
Danny Trevathan will again miss several weeks with a broken bone near his left kneecap.
According to John Fox, the injury is just above the knee and to the side.
Although Denver headed into the locker room with a 17-7 lead over the Jets, it was a costly first half.
Danny Trevathan was carted off with an injury to his left knee during the Jets' opening drive.
Just a few more notes of interest on this Monday evening:
- Mike Holmgren downplayed his visit last week to Raiders HQ, chalking it up to something of a favor to his former Green Bay colleague, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. The SB 32 loser says he just went to review some film and offer an outside opinion on what's gone so wrong for the Raiders this year.
According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball's groin strain will cause him to miss "several weeks" of action.
Starting on Sunday, Denver will play three games in 12 days - at the Jets, versus San Francisco a week later, and versus San Diego the following Thursday.
According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball will undergo an MRI on his injured groin on Monday.
Ball left in the third quarter of Denver's 41-20 win over Arizona.
The Cardinals have not yet officially ruled Carson Palmer out for Sunday's game in Denver, but all signs continue to point that way.
It appears Drew Stanton will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback this Sunday in Denver.
Carson Palmer reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery from a nerve condition in his throwing shoulder.
The 11th-year veteran missed practice on Wednesday to seek another opinion on the injury, which he suffered Week 1 against San Diego.
The Broncos will have weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Cardinals.
Denver's leading tackler in 2013, Trevathan suffered a fracture below his knee during training camp.
5.5 weeks after he fractured his leg, Danny Trevathan made a limited return to practice on Friday.
The official word is that Trevathan is a gametime decision for Sunday's SB matchup in Seattle.
But Jeff Legwold says Denver's leading tackler from last year will continue to rest through the bye week, and return for Denver's Week 5 game against Arizona.