Maybe this weekend Knowshon Moreno will get 38 carries.

He had a career-high 37 carries last weekend at New England, gaining a career-high 224 yards.

"But it went by so fast," Moreno said Friday. "Especially during the game, you don't know how many carries you've got. You're just out there running."

Moreno left Gillette Stadium with a protective boot on his badly bruised right ankle and crutches beneath his arms, but he will be the Broncos' starting tailback Sunday at Kansas City.

"I feel good," Moreno said. "My body feels really good. In years past, I haven't gotten that many carries. I haven't been in there much. So my body's still fresh, still good."

Encouraging as it was for Moreno to be listed as "probable" instead of "questionable" on Denver's injury report Friday, the Broncos aren't planning on giving him 37 carries this weekend — or even the 27 carries he had Nov. 17 against the Chiefs, gaining 79 hard-fought yards.

Montee Ball, a rookie, is again expected to spell Moreno. Second-year pro Ronnie Hillman could play for the first time since he fumbled at Indianapolis' 2-yard line Oct. 20.