8:59 P.M. MST: Quite possibly the most important quarter of this season to date … John Lynch is back in the game.
9:01 P.M. MST: Broncos get the third-down stop; Rob Bironas gets the 37-yard field goal. Broncos, 27-20.
9:04 P.M. MST: Well, here we go … Broncos need a clock-chewing possession here in the worst way.
9:05 P.M. MST: Impressive 10-yard scramble by Jay Cutler … gets past Keith Bulluck into the open field … and a great block by Cecil Sapp to make the last few yards of the run unimpeded.
9:07 P.M. MST: Well, Andre Hall said he might make a big play this week … As he said Thursday afternoon, “I think this might be the week” … Well, he didn’t expect it on the ground; he expected it on a kickoff return, but he did break one … Welcome to the spotlight, young No. 23.
9:11 P.M. MST: Hall’s touchdown was the longest scoring run for a Bronco since Javon Walker at Pittsburgh last year … and for those of us who keep up with South Florida football, didn’t we all see a run like that coming?
9:16 P.M. MST: A vital three-and-out for the Broncos … Now the Broncos take over, and they’re going to start pounding Hall … he carries twice for six yards on the drive … but gets hurt on the second carry … now Selvin Young, with a sprained knee, is back in on third-and-4 … and Brandon Marshall took the third-down reception and went backwards. Broncos now in fourth-and-17
9:18 P.M. MST: Todd Sauerbrun’s punt eventually gets downed at the Denver 20, but the Titans will start at the 10 after a personal-foul penalty.
9:22 P.M. MST: Tim Crowder finally gets the sack on his old college temamate … Titans now in second-and-25 after a 15-yard loss, standing at their 27 … Clock ticking, down towards the seven-minute mark … Young quickly steps up to find Eric Moulds for 18 … Third-and-7 now upcoming for the Titans … Young scrambles for it and gets it.
9:24 P.M. MST: Vince Young is the reason why the Titans are still in this game … the clock ticking down, the odds against him … this just seems like his kind of moment. It’s what scares you when you’re looking at this through the Broncos prism … also, we’re seeing a lot of Domonique Foxworth at safety on this series; Lynch is in pads and in helmet, but on the sidelines.
9:26 P.M. MST: Young looks for Eric Moulds … but Dre’ Bly ends up with the football … A 16-yard return follows…. Bly did a nice job playing the football … Huge takeaway.
9:27 P.M. MST: Hall back in … I think Woody Hayes would have loved this fellow; he’s a three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust kind of power back, and he can burrow for some tough yards in traffic.
9:29 P.M. MST: Selvin Young spells Hall on third down; he picks up four yads on the reception. Hall returns for the next play.
9:34 P.M. MST: Titans take over at their 15 … Hall now at 89 yards on seven carries tonight; 62 on the touchdown run and 27 more on six other carries … Hall and Selvin Young have combined for 143 yards on 21 carries; not too shabby.
9:37 P.M. MST: Interception, Ian Gold … two-minute warning … Titans out of timeouts … That’s game; Broncos will be tied for first place in the AFC West at 5-5.
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