Fourth-and-6 from the Chicago 11 (7:27, 1st quarter): Julius Peppers blocked Matt Prater’s 28-yard field goal attempt, stopping the Broncos’ momentum that was building from the 15-play drive that took Denver from its own 29 all the way down to the Chicago 11.
Fourth-and-1 from the Denver 22 (8:55, 3rd quarter): Devin Hester returned Britton Colquitt’s 46-yard punt 26 yards to the Broncos 42. The Bears took advantage of that excellent field position, turning it into a 9-yard rushing touchdown by Marion Barber to take a 7-0 lead.
Third-and-27 from the Chicago 45 (0:18, 3rd quarter): Facing a third-and-long, Caleb Hanie found Barber out of the backfield for a gain of 16 to put the Bears back in field goal range. On the next play, Robbie Gould converted a 57-yard field goal to increase Chicago’s lead to 10-0.
Second-and-10 from the Denver 40 (0:30, 4th quarter): With time winding down in the fourth quarter, Tim Tebow found Matthew Willis for a 19-yard gain, pushing Denver into Chicago territory. After two incomplete passes and a Tebow scramble for no gain, Prater came on to drill a 59-yard field goal to send the game into overtime tied 10-10.
Third-and-7 from the Denver 38 (12:53, overtime): On his way to what looked to be a sure first-down run, Barber was stripped by Wesley Woodyard. Elvis Dumervil pounced on the loose ball to halt the Bears’ potential game-winning drive and give the Broncos offense the ball.
Third-and-8 from the Denver 36 (12:12, overtime): Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas just past the first-down marker to extend what would become the team’s game-winning drive. Thomas leaped in the air to bring down the pass for a 10-yard gain to put Denver in Prater’s field-goal range. Four plays later, Prater converted a 51-yard field goal. The kick marked his fourth game-winning kick of the season, and third in the past three games.