Broncos running back Travis Henry appears to be a long-shot to play Monday night when the team hosts the Green Bay Packers at Invesco Field. Henry suffered injured ribs last Sunday night in the teams 31-28 win over the Steelers at home, and has not been able to take a snap in practice this week. The back is 5th in the NFL averaging 91.5 yards per contest. He right now is listed as questionable (50/50) for the game vs the Packers. The team will practice today with the extra day before the game, but if Henry does not take part in that practice, it’s doubtful then he would go Monday night.
The running duties Monday night if Henry can’t go would likely fall on rookie rookie Selvin Young, and also first-year player Andre Hall. Young has 18 carries in six games and Hall has yet to have a carry in an NFL football in a regular-season game. For the season Young does have 139 yards, as well as 10 catches for 93 yards. Young also had a 40-yard carry earlier in the season.
The onus will be on the passing game Monday with the running game sure to not be at 100 percent. Last week Jay Cutler went 22-for-29 for 248 yards with three TD’s and two picks. The team will need that same type of night out of him to beat a Packers team that has had a week of rest and comes to Denver with a very solid defense. Green Bay, dating back to last season, has won 10 of their last 11 games.