4:15 P.M. MDT: The crowd boos, looking for a pass-interference penalty against Jaguars cornerback Brian Williams after an incompletion for Brandon Brarshall.
4:16 P.M. MDT: One play later, on third-and-4 from the JAX 35, Jay Cutler finds Brandon Stokley … who makes the catch in spite of the pass-interference penalty that was called. Denver now at the Jaguars 19.
4:18 P.M. MDT: Broncos with their first rushing first down of the game, via a Travis Henry run …
4:19 P.M. MDT: Broncos with their first touchdown of the second half, as Henry takes a toss pitch and sprints into the end zone for a 6-yard scoring run. Denver trails 20-14 with 12:41 remaining.
4:22 P.M. MDT: Outstanding kickoff coverage for the Broncos, but Mike Bell gets shook up at the end of Jacksonville’s 20-yard return … he walks off the field under his own power … Jaguars will start at their 17, and the crowd is finally back into it.
4:24 P.M. MDT: D.J. Williams tackles Maurice Jones-Drew up the middle … now second-and-7 for the Jags at the 20. The table on which I type is shaking.
4:25 P.M. MDT: Now … no more shaking. David Garrard finds Marcedes Lewis for 18 yards, moving the Jaguars to their 38 with 11:21 to play.
4:26 P.M. MDT: Second-and-9 for the Jaguars forthcoming at their 39 … Crowd back on its feet … waiting to feel the table shake … it’s loud, but no shaking … there it is, but not as much as before … and the crowd is silenced again by a 23-yard Garrard-to-Greg Estantdia connection just past Ian Gold.
4:28 P.M. MDT: Jaguars now at the Denver 26 … and a Jones-Drew run takes them to the 24. Less than nine minutes left now.
4:29 P.M. MDT: Good open-field tackle by Nick Ferguson on George Wrightster limits the Jaguars to a 5-yard-gain; now it’s third-and-4 at the Denver 20. Crowd on its feet again … Garrard under center after being in the ‘gun … he keeps it on the draw for 19 yards to the 1-yard-line. Clock will dip under seven minutes before the next play.
4:30 P.M. MDT: Jones-Drew knocked back at the goal line on first down from the 1 … Garrard pressured and floats a pass into the end zone on second-and-goal, but Karl Paymah is called for pass interference after making contact with Wrightster.
4:31 P.M. MDT: The Broncos need a miracle …
4:32 P.M. MDT: … and they got it … a loose football upon which Curome Cox falls. Nick Ferguson forced the fumble.
4:34 P.M. MDT: 6:11 left, and a long way to go … 96 yards with no timeouts, and a touchdown needed.
4:35 P.M. MDT: Now 97 yards to go after Cutler is sacked by Reggie Hayward.
4:35 P.M. MDT: Cutler finds Javon Walker for six yards, but the Broncos still have fourth-and-6 at their 9 … punt team not taking the field.
4:36 P.M. MDT: Incomplete … Cutler found Graham at the 30-yard-line, but he couldn’t quite bring it in … Graham then spikes the football in frustration; that penalty will be assessed as half-the-distance for the Jaguars, giving them the football at the Denver 4.
4:38 P.M. MDT: Jaguars now inches from the goal line after Jones-Drew nearly scores.
4:39 P.M. MDT: A delay-of-game and an end-around later, the Jaguars are back near the goal line, about a yard and a half away. The clock bleeds precious seconds; it’s now down below three minutes.
4:40 P.M. MDT: Garrard keeps it and is stopped by Dre’ Bly and a host of Broncos at the 1-yard-line. The Jaguars will let the clock sill to about the 2:10 mark before kicking a 19-yard field goal.
4:43 P.M. MDT: The field-goal attempt is from 18 yards … and it’s good. Denver trails by two scores, at 23-14.
4:47 P.M. MDT: Many fans streaming for the exits as the Broncos attempt to mount a late-game drive … Denver gets to its 45 with 1:48 left after Selvin Young goes 20 yards.
4:50 P.M. MDT: Cutler intercepted by Sammy Knight … and with no timeouts left, that’s game.
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