Q3 15:00: Green Bay will receive to start the second half. Denver trails 28-17.
Q3 14:59: Prater’s kick goes through the end zone for a touchback. On first down, Aaron Rodgers completes over the middle to Jermichael Finley for 16 yards. Rodgers completes to Jordy Nelson for another first down with another 16-yard gain. Rodgers is then sacked by Von Miller, his second sack of the day. On second-and-13, Rodgers’ pass is incomplete for Finley. On third-and-long, Rodgers completes to James Jones for an 18-yard gain and a new set of downs. James Starks is pushed out of bounds by Elvis Dumervil for no gain on first down. Finley then picks up 3 yards. On third down, Rodgers pass is incomplete for Greg Jennings, but pass interference is called, giving Green Bay a first down. Rodgers completes to Nelson for 8 yards on first down and Starks is stopped for no gain on second down. John Kuhn then dives forward for a first down. On first-and-goal from the 9-yard line, Rodgers is tripped up from behind by Von Miller after a 1-yard gain. On second down, Rodgers scrambles again and is stopped at the 1 yard line. Green Bay is challenging the ruling on the field that Rodgers was stopped short of the goal line.
Q3 8:26: The ruling is overturned and Rodgers’ run is ruled a touchdown. The PAT is good.
PACKERS 35, BRONCOS 17
Q3 8:19: Quan Cosby returns the kickoff 37 yards to the 33-yard line.
Q3 8:15: Willis McGahee picks up 3 yards on the ground on first down. On second down, Kyle Orton hits Virigl Green cutting across the middle for a first-down. Orton then hits Brandon Lloyd at the near sideline for another first down with a gain of 16. McGahee takes the first down carry up the gut for a 10 yard pickup. Orton hands to McGahee again on first down, but he is stopped after a gain of 1 yard this time. Orton fires incomplete for Lloyd on second down and a flag is thrown for an illegal shift. Now faced with second-and-14, Orton completes to Moreno, who picks up 7 yards. On third down, Orton completes to Daniel Fells over the middle, but the tight end fumbles and Green Bay recovers, taking the ball to their own 14-yard line.
Q3 4:37: Rodgers scrambles left for a yard on first down. On second-and-nine, Rodgers hands to Starks and a flag is thrown for holding on Green Bay. On second-and-16, Rodgers completes over the middle to Randall Cobb who breaks a tackle and sprints down to the Denver 31-yard line after a 61-yard gain. Rodgers then completes short to Starks for a gain of 9. On second-and-one, Starks runs right for 6 yards and a first down. Rodgers then hits James Jones in the back of the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown. The PAT is good.
PACKERS 42, BRONCOS 17
Q3 1:06: Cosby takes the return out to the Denver 27-yard line.
Q3 1:00: On first down, McGahee runs up the middle for 4 yards. On second down, Orton’s pass is knocked away by Morgan Burnett. Orton is sacked by Desmond Bishop on third down and the third quarter comes to an end.
Q4 15:00: Britton Colquitt punts it away and Cobb is stopped after a minimal return. A 53-yard punt from Colquitt pins Green Bay back at their own 24-yard line.
Q4 14:42: Green Bay is called for holding on first down. On first-and-20, Rodgers runs right and picks up 5 yards. On second down, Rodgers hits Donald Driver for a 7-yard pickup, bringing up third-and-8. Rodgers then connects with Jennings past the marker for another first down. Rodgers avoids the rush and throws the ball away on first down. Rodgers’ second-down pass goes off the hands of James Jones and is intercepted by Jonathan Wilhite. Green Bay is challenging the play.
Q4 12:12: The ruling on the field stands and Denver takes over at the Green Bay 40.
Q4 11:55: Orton’s deep pass for Lloyd is intercepted by Sam Shields in the end zone and the corner returns it to the Denver 46-yard line.
Q4 11:40: Starks is stopped after a pickup of one yard on first down. Starks then runs right for 22 yards. On first down, Starks is dropped after a 3-yard gain up the gut. Rodgers then throws incomplete intended for Starks out of the backfield. Rodgers hits Jennings just past the marker for another first down. Starks picks up 5 yards on first down. Jennings is stopped for no gain on second down. Rodgers then fires complete to Driver for an 8-yard touchdown. PAT is good.
PACKERS 49, BRONCOS 17
Q4 7:46: Cosby returns the ensuing kickoff to the Denver 22-yard line.
Q4 7:30: McGahee picks up 12 up the middle on first down. McGahee picks up 7 running right on the next play. Orton then hits Decker for 13 yards. Orton drops off a short pass to McGahee for a gain of five on first down. On second down, Lance Ball picks up just enough for another first down. Orton’s first-down pass is incomplete. On second down, Decker hauls in a short pass and picks up 4 yards. On third-down, Orton completes a deep back-shoulder pass to Lloyd for 23 yards down the left sideline. Orton’s first-and-goal pass for Lloyd falls incomplete. Decker is stopped for a short gain on second down. On third-and-goal, Orton’s pass for Decker is incomplete. On fourth down, Orton hits Fells for the touchdown. The Broncos go for two, and Orton hands to Moreno, who is stopped short of the goal line.
PACKERS 49, BRONCOS 23
Q4 3:02: Prater’s kick goes out of bounds and the Packers take over at the 40. Matt Flynn now in at QB for Green Bay.
Q4 3:00: Alex Green runs for 8 yards on first down. Denver calls 1st timeout. On second down, Green runs for no gain and Denver calls 2nd timeout. On third down, Flynn’s pass is intercepted off a tip by Rahim Moore. The rookie safety’s first career interception puts Denver on the 49-yard line.
Q4 2:31: Lance Ball picks up 6 yards on first down and is stopped for a 1 yard loss on second down as we hit the 2-minute warning.
Q4 2:00: Orton’s pass intended for Decker is intercepted off a tip by Charlie Peprah and Green Bay takes over.
Q4 1:40: Green Bay runs out the clock and the game is over.
FINAL: PACKERS 49, BRONCOS 23