The Broncos started their first possession of the game at the 34-yard line after a 33-yard return from wide receiver Trindon Holliday.
They moved the chains on a third-and-5 with a defensive holding penalty, and soon after faced another third down needing to reach the Raiders 49-yard line to pick up the first.
Quarterback Peyton Manning dropped back and found wide receiver Eric Decker over the middle of the field. Decker crossed the line to gain, slipped and got back up to gain an additional few yards. The play gained 16 and moved Denver to the Oakland 38-yard line.
Two plays later, the Denver offense faced another third down, this time needing 10 yards. On a designed screen pass, Manning hit Moreno for a pickup of 26 to the Oakland 12.
Running back Ronnie Hillman then carried it for 6 yards. On the next play, from the Oakland 6-yard line, Manning hit tight end Joel Dreessen for the first score of the game.
Matt Prater kicked the extra point and the Broncos took a 7-0 lead with 10:30 remaining in the first quarter.
The Broncos were 2-of-2 on third downs on the drive and converted on another third down with a defensive penalty.