6:28 P.M. EDT: Brutal efficiency for the Colts on their drive as the fourth quarter begins … but Joseph Addai is now slow to rise after being it at the Indy 45-yard-line. He gets up and leaves the field under his own power.
6:33 P.M. EDT: Broncos now need to tighten on defense; Colts have first-and-20 at the Denver 36 … and even with Addai out, the Colts can still pound the football; 22 yards later, and the Colts are back in the Broncos red zone.
6:35 P.M. EDT: Five-of-five for the Colts in the red zone … With 10:56 left, the Broncos trail 35-20.
6:37 P.M. EDT: Indianapolis now has 175 rushing yards and is averaging 7.0 yards per carry as the Broncos run defense continues to be gashed.
6:41 P.M. EDT: Cutler, under pressure, rolls right and heaves a deep pass for Brandon Stokley … but a pair of Colts defenders are there to stop the play.
6:42 P.M. EDT: Henry is back in. So much for my skepticisim. He promptly darts 12 yards for a first down. Broncos are down two scores, but their pace is not panicky.
6:43 P.M. EDT: Third-and-7 from the Denver 35 … Cutler in the shotgun … Selvin Young alongside him … Cutler under pressure, throws it short for Marshall and incomplete. With 8:41 left, the Broncos send the punt team onto the field.
6:44 P.M. EDT: Sauerbrun clobbers a 65-yard punt into the end zone for a touchback. Colts will take over possession with 8:33 left.
6:49 P.M. EDT: Colts again on the move; they are now at the Denver 43-yard-line with 6:50 remaining.
6:51 P.M. EDT: Colts now at the Denver 31 as the clock moves under five minutes … Indianapolis’ ground game is starting to bleed the Broncos’ hopes dry at this point.
6:57 P.M. EDT: Denver forces a stop on downs and uses its timeouts to preserve 2:38 on the clock … but all Adam Vinatieri has to do to put the Colts up three scores is hit a 22-yard field goal, which he does.
7:02 P.M. EDT: Dwight Freeney hits Cutler from behind, jarring the ball loose … The Colts recover at their 43-yard-line, and with the Broncos out of timeouts, the game is effectively done.
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