Chris Harris broke up two passes to help the Denver defense force a fourth down for the Saints.
On fourth-and-2 from the Denver 47-yard line, New Orleans elected to go for it. Quarterback Drew Brees dropped back and passed over the middle, but linebacker Wesley Woodyard leaped in the air to secure the interception.
Woodyard returned the pick eight yards, as he became the first Broncos linebacker since Al Wilson in 2004 to intercept two passes in a season.
On the first play of the possession, from the Denver own 44-yard line, quarterback Peyton Manning dropped back and found wideout Demaryius Thomas for another big gain, this one a 34-yarder.
Running back Ronnie Hillman made a nice move on a carry to pick up 7 yards, and then got the first-down on the next play with a 4-yard run.
Then, Manning found a wide open Eric Decker in the right corner of the end zone for a touchdown 13-yard touchdown. It was Decker’s 13th career touchdown, tying Steve Watson for the fifth-most in team history through a player’s first three years with the club.
The score put the Broncos back up by 7 points by a score of 14-7 with 6:43 remaining in the first half.
The drive took 2:17 and covered 56 yards on five plays.
Click here to watch the video of Decker’s touchdown catch.
Click here to watch Woodyard’s interception.