The New England Patriots are forging ahead.
After postponing their Week 5 game against Denver due to a positive COVID-19 test, the Patriots will finally take on the Broncos on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Both clubs have had nearly two weeks to prepare after unscheduled byes in Week 5, but neither will be fully healthy.
The 2-2 Patriots will be without center James Ferentz, starting right guard Shaq Mason and defensive end Derek Rivers, who all were placed on the COVID-19/reserve list within the last three days.
The 1-3 Broncos, meanwhile, won't have starting running back Melvin Gordon (strep throat) and tight end Noah Fant (ankle), the team's leading pass-catcher through four games. Quarterback Drew Lock will return under center after missing Denver's last two games, though.
New England is favored by more than a touchdown over the lowly Broncos with quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore back in the lineup after bouts with COVID-19. But Vic Fangio's team is coming off its first win of the season over the New York Jets and will have upset on the mind after delaying its season one week.
Here's how and when to watch Patriots vs. Broncos in Week 6.
When: Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS