15:00: Matt Prater is out to attempt the short field goal attempt. From 20-yards out, Prater is good.
Broncos 17 – Falcons 13, 14:56 remaining.
14:56: Harry Douglas is now back deep for the Falcons. He is replacing Jerious Norwood, who suffered a rib injury. His return is questionable.
Douglas is stopped by Louis Green, first down Falcons at the 23-yard line.
14:15: After short runs by Michael Turner and Matt Ryan, the Falcons have a third and nine that falls incomplete. Flag down, looks like offsides. Yep, Jarvis Moss got going a little quick. Third and five.
12:38: The Falcons convert the Broncos mistake into a first down and the Falcons are now on the Denver side of the field.
12:00: Time is called as Bronco is banged up. It is Kenny Peterson, looks like he is alright as he walks off on his own power.
Spencer Larsen — who has to be tired at this point — stops Turner short of the first down. Another third down for the Falcons… Ryan in the gun, finds Finneran underneath for the first down. Good blitz pick up by the Falcons.
Another Bronco is down, looks like Marquand Manuel. It is Manuel, he is helped off the field by the Broncos training staff. Vernon Fox has come in to replace him.
10:58: Turner gets his longest run of the day and a touchdown going in from 28-yards and the Falcons are back on top.
Falcons 20 – Broncos 17, 10:41 remaining.
10:41: Broncos start with the ball at the 17-yard line… Cutler gives to P.J. Pope, who is stood up by Domonique Foxworth for a 3-yard gain. Second down, Cutler looks for Scheffler down the middle of the field, but he is well covered. Third and seven… The Atlanta crowd is on their feet, Cutler in the gun looks deep and hits Brandon Marshall for a big gain and a first down. Gain of 47 yards.
That was Marshall’s longest catch of the year.
8:41: Carries by Peyton Hillis and Pope give the Broncos a first down.
7:41: Tatum Bell shows he still has his burst, picking up nine yards and then a first down. But the first down is coming back, Chris Kuper is flagged for holding.
7:21: Second and 12 from the Atlanta 22-yard line. Cutler finds Hillis, who tip toes for a first down. Nice body control on the sideline. 14-yard gain and first and goal. After a Hillis run, the crowd noise causes the Broncos to false start. Second and goal from the nine.
5:48: Third and goal from the 9-yard line, Cutler scrambles and finds Daniel Graham for the touchdown. Prater is good and the Broncos have taken the lead.
Broncos 24 – Falcons 20, 5:35 remaining.
That is Graham’s fourth touchdown reception in the last five games.
5:32: Norwood is back and returns it to the Atlanta 24-yard line.
4:15: Elvis Dumervil gets a great jump, but just misses Ryan. Ryan fires it deep, but incomplete. On second down, Ryan hits White for 12 yards and the first down.
3:10: Falcons at midfield is nearly picked off by Jamie Winborn. Winborn had it in his hands, but could not hang on. Third and seven, Ryan in the gun with split backs. Broncos bring pressure but Ryan stands tall and hits Finneran for the first down. 13-yard gain.
2:10: Just before the two-minute warning, Winborn stops Turner for no gain.
2:00: Falcons have it, second and ten at the Broncos 38-yard line. Both teams have all three timeouts remaining.
Ryan remains in the gun, he is pressured and throws the ball away. Flag on the play, former Bronco Tyson Clabo is flagged for holding. Second and 20 from the 47-yard line.
1:52: Ryan hits Jason Snelling on second down for two yards. Third and 18, Ryan gets the snap and looks towards White in the back of the endzone. He is there, it is in his hands… but he drops it. Fourth down.
1:06: Falcons call a timeout facing a fourth and 18. And right after that timeout, the Broncos call one of their own to talk about the offensive alignment.
Broncos have six defensive backs out. Ryan gets the snap and overthrows Michael Jenkins. Broncos ball.
0:58: Cutler comes out to the field and pitches to Bell. Gain of three yards and the Falcons call a timeout.
0:52: Cutler pitches to Bell who falls in front of the first down marker. Falcons call their last timeout, but the Broncos pick up the first down sealing the ball game.
Well looks like they are going to review the spot. I spoke too soon.
Reversed the call again, third down from the 46.
0:45: Another pitch to Bell, who gets the first down and then falls down. Now, that should seal the victory.
And it does, the Broncos move to 6-4 after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 24-20.