Jack Del Rio says Denver Broncos' loss is "learning opportunity"

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November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio celebrates after the Broncos scored a touchdown during the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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KUSA - After a long plane ride home and the morning to review the tape of Sunday's overtime loss at New England, Denver Broncos coach Jack Del Rio said Monday the 24-hour rule is in effect at Dove Valley.

"You've got about 24 hours to either feel good about something and then put it to rest, or feel bad about something and put it to rest. But our attention has to turn to the next opponent," Del Rio said. "We're making the corrections. We're acknowledging, we're owning up the things that we can do better so that we can learn lessons."

He added: "Our season, everything we want to accomplish is in front of us. I know it doesn't feel good this morning, believe me. You fly back and you wonder, 'Is the sun going to come up?' But sure enough, before I got home, the sun was up. It's going to move. We're going to go on."

The biggest injury concern is that of running back Knowshon Moreno, who limped off the field in overtime after career-highs of 37 carries and 224 yards. Del Rio said Moreno has a "significant bone bruise" in his ankle but should be fine for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

"He's day-to-day, but by the end of the week there's a good chance we'll see him on the practice field," Del Rio said.

Del Rio said cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) also should be able to practice this week. The team is still awaiting word on defensive tackles Kevin Vickerson's hip injury.

Del Rio said he expect safety Champ Bailey (foot) and Julius Thomas (knee) to play Sunday against the Chiefs.

"Those guys were both questionable last week (against New England)," Del Rio said. "At the end of the day, we felt it was in their best interest and our best interest that we wait one more week with both of them so they had to miss (Sunday) but they should be full-go this week."

The Broncos are off Tuesday then return to practice Wednesday.

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