Bradley Roby is expecting a lot more action in Denver's rematch with Kansas City, although it'll be hard for the second-year cornerback to top what he did when the Broncos beat the Chiefs back in September.
Roby's scoop-and-score of Jamaal Charles' fumble with 27 seconds left capped a two-TD spurt in the final minute and gave the Broncos a stunning 31-24 win.
It propelled Denver to a 7-1 mark at the halfway point and sent the Chiefs (3-5) on a five-week freefall they finally halted with back-to-back wins over Pittsburgh and Detroit.
He had no tackles in 31 snaps. But after Peyton Manning capped an 80-yard drive with a 19-yard touchdown toss to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left to tie it, Alex Smith handed off to Charles, who held the ball loosely. Linebacker Brandon Marshall poked the ball free and Roby scooped it up and trotted 21 yards into the end zone.
Roby will start against the Chiefs on Sunday in place of Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib, who was suspended for poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye last week.
The Broncos also will be without pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, who aggravated a bad back last week. He'll be replaced by Shaq Barrett, and first-round draft pick Shane Ray could be back from a sprained right knee that's sidelined him for a month.
Behind Roby, Kayvon Webster will get more playing time in Talib's absence.
Talib is a big part of the reason Denver owns the NFL's top defense, so he'll definitely be missed.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn't breathing a sigh of relief over the loss of two of Denver's Pro Bowlers.
"They still have a pretty good defense," he said. "I don't know who's going to be there and who's not. I know that the corner is down, but they have a lot of good players there."