Looking to run the clock and keep the ball away from the Ravens’ offense, the Broncos ran the ball on 10 consecutive plays to start the drive.
Of those 10 plays, three were carries by running back Knowshon Moreno, who gained 11 yards. The other seven carries were split by running back Ronnie Hillman, who gained 22 yards on five carries, and fullback Jacob Hester.
Quarterback Peyton Manning didn’t put the ball in the air until the Broncos faced third-and-8 from the Baltimore 45-yard line. On that play, Manning found wide receiver Eric Decker for 13 yards, and the completion turned into a big gain thanks to a 15-yard penalty after the whistle for a late hit on the Ravens.
After three more running plays failed to yield a first down, kicker Matt Prater came on and converted a 36-yard field goal to make it 34-10, Denver.
The drive covered 62 yards in 15 plays, taking 9:59 off the clock.