Broncos' RB Buckhalter to Miss Game vs. Patriots

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver running back Correll Buckhalter missed a third consecutive practice Friday because of an ankle injury.

It appears rookie Knowshon Moreno will start in his place Sunday when the Broncos host the New England Patriots.

Buckhalter, who sprained his left ankle last Sunday, leads the NFL with 7.2 yards per carry and leads the team with 267 yards rushing. But Moreno, who has shaken off a knee sprain that sidelined him for the final three weeks of the preseason, also has become a force in Denver's fourth-ranked rushing attack.