I think JH will play players as long as they need to. If Alex looks good after two series or three, he will be yanked, no sense getting him hurt. If he looks like he needs more reps, he will play him more.
The Denver game will be good for the offense as they have a good D. On the other hand, on paper, their offense is not going to present much of challenge to the D, plus since we play them in the regular season, both sides will be very vanilla.
What date is the cut down for players?