15:00: The Dolphins won the coin toss to start the game and chose to defer to the second half. So Miami will get the ball to start the second half.
Ted Ginn, Jr. takes the kickoff and sprints forward for 41 yards. The Dolphins begin their drive on their own 41-yard line.
14:51: The first-down pass from Chad Pennington is intended for Greg Camarillo, but it’s just out of his reach and it’s almost intercepted by Dre’ Bly.
14:37: Nate Webster makes a tackle on Ronnie Brown on second down, and the Dolphins face third-and-6. Pennington is in the shotgun and tries to find Anthony Fasano in the middle of the field. Jamie Winborn is there to break up the pass, and Brandon Fields is out to punt for Miami.
Eddie Royal is back for the return, but he waves everyone off as the punt goes out of bounds. The referee signals that the punt went out of bounds at the two-yard line, and Denver will begin its first drive of the second half pinned back near its own endzone.
13:51: Jay Cutler fakes a handoff to Michael Pittman and rolls out to his right on a misdirection play and finds Peyton Hillis — the exact same play the Broncos ran earlier in the game. Hillis turns the corner again and leaps entirely over a defender before being pushed out of bounds after 11 yards.
Eddie Royal was injured on the play — it looked like he might have been poked in the eye — and he’s walking off the field under his own power.
13:36: Pittman takes the first-down handoff, but he’s brought down by Joey Porter for a loss of three yards. Second-and-13 for the Broncos on their own 10-yard line. Cutler fakes a handoff to Pittman and finds Royal with a low pass near the sideline. It’s a 10-yard reception, bringing up third-and-3.
11:59: Cutler fakes a handoff to Pittman and finds Hillis again on the right side, and he turns the corner for a quick seven-yard gain and a first down.
11:32: Cutler drops back and finds Daniel Graham down the middle of the field. Graham avoids a tackler and is brought down at midfield after a gain of 23-yards.
10:46: Cutler drops back and there was instant pressure in his face, but he stepped up, avoiding the tackler, and launched a ball downfield. It was tipped near the line, however, and it fell harmlessly to the turf.
After a quick pass to Royal — he was tackled for a loss of one yard — Cutler and co. face a third-and-11 from their own 49-yard line. Cutler drops back and finds Royal again with another low pass. Royal picks up the first down on the 11-yard pickup.
9:29: Pittman takes a handoff and picks up a quick two yards, bringing up second-and-8. Cutler drops back and tries to find Royal again, but the ball is almost intercepted by Miami safety Yeremiah Bell.
On third-and-nine, Cutler lines up in the shotgun and Royal goes in motion before Cutler calls Denver’s first timeout of the second half.
8:46: Cutler is in the shotgun again after the timeout and he finds Brandon Stokley quickly on the sideline. Stokley is pushed out of bounds short of the first down, however.
Matt Prater is into the game to attempt a 50-yard field goal, and he splits the uprights. That pulls the Broncos back within less than a touchdown. Miami leads Denver 16-10.
The kick was Prater’s fifth 50-plus-yarder of the season, tying the Broncos franchise record.
8:11: Prater’s kickoff goes out of the back of the endzone for a touchback. Miami will start its drive at its own 20-yard line.
Brown is in the backfield and takes the first-down handoff. He powers his way toward the left sideline, picking up eight yards before he’s brought down by D.J. Williams.
On second down, Brown takes a carry to the left again, but this time he’s met almost immediately by Williams and Nate Webster. It’s a loss of a yard, bringing up third-and-3.
Pennington drops back and finds an open Ted Ginn, Jr. near the sideline — it’s a 12-yard gain and a first down.
6:15: Ricky Williams is tripped up by Elvis Dumervil after a two-yard gain to bring up second-and-8. Pennington is in the shotgun and looks for Ginn near the sideline again, but the ball goes through Ginn’s hands.
5:30: It’s third-and-8 for Miami on its own 41-yard line. Pennington drop sback with an empty backfield before launching the ball seven yards past a streaking Ginn. The receiver was covered well.
Brandon Fields is out to punt for Miami, and he shanks the punt out of bounds — it’s a 14-yard punt, and the Broncos will start their drive on their own 45-yard line.
5:17: On first down, Cutler dropped back and quickly flung the ball toward a diving Royal near the first-down marker, but it went through his hands. On second down, Cutler finds Hillis near the sideline, but he is spun around and drops the ball for an incomplete pass.
On third down, Cutler drops back and lofts a ball to a well-covered Royal, who manages to break free and dive for the ball, coming up with the first-down catch on his way to the ground.
4:00: After a two-yard gain by Pittman on first down, the offense walks back up to the line. Cutler is under center with Pittman behind him. Nate Jackson goes in motion from left to right, and Cutler finds him streaking toward the sideline. Jackson reaches as he gets tackled and gains two more yards.
It’s third-and-6 for Denver from the Miami 31-yard line. Cutler is in the shotgun and Pittman is to his left. Stokley is in the game and Cutler quickly looks his way before lofting a pass to a streaking Royal down the right sideline. It’s just slightly overthrown, and Prater is back on the field to attempt a 49-yard field goal.
Brett Kern has the hold and Prater missed just left. By rule, on a missed field goal outside of the 20-yard line, the opposing team takes control from the point of the kick. So Miami takes over from its own 39-yard line.
2:46: Marcus Thomas takes down Ricky Williams after a two-yard gain on first down, and on second down Pennington drops back and finds Greg Camarillo for a first down.
1:42: On first down at midfield, Pennington drops back and lofts a pass to Ginn. It’s picked off by Paymah and he’s mobbed by the entire team on the sideline after he is pushed out of bounds.
It was Paymah’s first interception of the season, and the Broncos begin their drive from their own 29-yard line.
1:25: Holding is called on Ben Hamilton on first down, bringing the Broncos back to the 19-yard line. First-and-20, and Cutler is under center with Pittman behind him. He completes a pass to Darrell Jackson, but there’s a flag on the play. It’s a personal foul on Hamilton for grabbing the facemask of Vonnie Holliday as he got close to sacking Cutler.
That makes it first-and-29 on the 10-yard line. Cutler takes the snap in the shotgun and finds Brandon Marshall for his first catch of the day. It’s a 14-yard gain, bringing up second-and-16.
On the next play, Cutler drops back and lofts a pass to Marshall down the right sideline — he catches it in stride and makes his way down the field for a touchdown. There were flags on the play, however, and Marshall is called for offensive pass interference — it looked like the defender flopped a little but the referee saw Marshall’s hand on the jersey so the play is called back. Second-and-26 from the 13-yard line.
0:00: The third quarter ends to a round of boos from the INVESCO Field crowd, not at all pleased with the pass interference call on Marshall. Marshall is talking with the referee as they walk down the field, but Joey Porter comes in and is very animated as he speaks with the official about something.
The Dolphins lead the Broncos 16-10.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com