Earlier in the game, Welker caught his 10th touchdown pass of the season, leaving the Broncos as the only team in NFL history to boast four players with double-digit touchdowns. If fellow wide receiver Eric Decker can find the end zone three more times, Denver will have five players in double figures.
Denver likely will counter with more two-tight end sets, which should mean more playing time for Jacob Tamme.
Here are the rest of the injury updates from around the league:
- NFL Media's Albert Breer reports that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is believed to have suffered a torn right ACL during Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns. An MRI to confirm the diagnosis is scheduled for Monday. It's a huge blow to the Patriots' Super Bowl aspirations, as Gronkowski is in the conversation for most valuable non-quarterback in the NFL.
- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that weakside linebacker K.J. Wright broke a bone in his foot during Sunday's defeat to the San Francisco 49ers and likely will be sidelined six weeks. Wright has been one of the best coverage linebackers in the league, but the deep Seahawks have a quality replacement in Malcolm Smith.
- Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah left Sunday's loss to Philadelphia with a shoulder injury and did not return.