Micah Knorr — yes, Micah Knorr — just made his first field goal in nearly three years, since he filled in for an injured Jason Elam and hit a 27-yard field goal in a 37-8 Broncos win over San Diego in 2003. Knorr coaxed a 35-yard try inside the right upright to give Denver an early lead — and cap an impressive 12-play drive on which the Broncos’ second teamers looked more like a first-line unit against Arizona’s No. 1 defense.
Denver’s starting offense went as follows:
Left tackle Dwayne Carswell … left guard Chris Myers … center Greg Eslinger … right guard Chris Kuper … right tackle Adam Meadows … quarterback Jay Cutler … fullback Cecil Sapp … tailback Mike Bell … tight end Nate Jackson … wide receiver Todd Devoe … wide receiver David Kircus.
Jackson got the game’s first down by keeping his toes inbounds to haul in a 14-yard pass from Cutler up the left sideline on the game’s second play.
Denver went with a one-back formation on third-and-4 from its 45, substituting Chad Mustard for Sapp as an extra tight end. Two plays later, Bell had his first big run of the night, cutting right in the backfield and sending Darnell Dockett flying to the grass below.
As we got back to action after the field goal, Paul Ernster’s kickoff went 61 yards.
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