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Q3 – 2:38: Buckhalter returns Lawrence Tynes’ second-half kickoff to the Denver 21-yard line. Moreno gets the carry on first down, picking up 10 yards to move the chains moments into the second half.
Q3 – 13:12: Out of shotgun on first down, Orton fires to Marshall down the left sideline. After snagging the ball with his left hand, Marshall gains total possession of the ball — picking up 33 yards and setting Denver’s offense up at the New York 36.
Q3 – 12:22: After a one-yard run by Moreno and a six-yard completion from Orton to Marshall, Denver faces a 3rd and 3 from the New York 29.
Q3 – 12:13: On 3rd and 3, Orton has a pass that was intended for Brandon Stokley intercepted by Terrell Thomas. Thomas returns the ball 24 yards to the New York 40.
*NOTE: With his sack of Eli Manning in the first half, Elvis Dumervil now has 13 sacks in 2009 — a new career high. His previous career high was 12.5 sacks in 2007.
Q3 – 11:30: On New York’s first offensive play of the second half, Jacobs rumbles his way through the right side of Denver’s defense for a five-yard gain.
Q3 – 11:00: After Manning connects with Manningham for a 12-yard gain into Denver territory, Jacobs is stopped for a loss of two at the Denver 43.
Q3 – 9:30: Manning finds Kevin Boss for a 10-yard completion on second down and Manningham tip-toes the left sideline to make a 10-yard catch on 3rd and 2, once again moving the chains for New York.
Q3 – 9:25: The Broncos are challenging the ruling on the field of a completed pass from Manning to Manningham along the sideline.
Q3 – 9:24: After reviewing the play, the official says the call on the field stands. On 1st and 10 from the 24, Jacobs gets the carry. Moving to his left, Jacobs is swarmed by a host of Broncos and he losses three yards on the play.
Q3 – 8:32: Pressured on second down, Manning tries to dump the ball off to Jacobs, but he can’t hold on — bringing up 3rd and 13. On third and long, Manning — operating out of the shotgun — connects with Smith. He is brought down by Wesley Woodyard short of the first down marker, bringing up fourth down.
Q3 – 7:55: On fourth down, Tynes connects on a 39-yard field goal, giving New York its first points of the game.
BRONCOS 16, GIANTS 3
Q3 – 7:49: Tynes launches his second kickoff of the second half to the goal line. Buckhalter fields the kick and returns it out to the Denver 25-yard line.
Q3 – 7:29: Orton hands off to Moreno for a two-yard gain on first down. On second down, Orton operates out of the shotgun and finds Marshall streaking across the middle. That play is good for 10 yards, giving Denver a first down at its own 37-yard line.
Q3 – 6:14: Following his blockers, Buckhalter picks up two yards along the right side of the defense on first down. On second down Buckhalter’s number gets called again. This time he rushes to the left for two more yards, bringing up 3rd and 6 from the Denver 41-yard line.
Q3 – 5:18: On third down, Moreno lines up out wide to the left as a wide receiver. Orton throws his way, but the rookie running back can’t hold on to the pass and Mitch Berger is on to punt.
Q3 – 5:17: Berger’s punt sails 51 yards. Hixon returns to the punt six yards before David Bruton makes a nice tackle to stop the returner from gaining any more yardage on the play. New York will begin with the ball at its own 14-yard line.
Q3 – 4:37: On first down, Manning fires complete to Smith for a gain of seven. Dawkins delivered a strong hit on Smith to bring the wideout down. On sescond and short, Jacobs gains two yards, bringing up 3rd and 1.
Q3 – 3:37: On third and short, Manning tosses the ball to D.J. Ware, who rumbles along the right sideline for a 14-yard gain before being taken down by Dawkins.
Q3 – 2:39: Forced out of the pocket on 1st and 10 from the New York 37, Manning misfires while looking for Smith along the left sideline. On 2nd and 10, Manning looks Smith’s way again, finding the wideout for a 30-yard reception.
Q3 – 1:55: With pressure coming from Dawkins on first down from the Denver 33, Manning overthrows his intended receiver, Hixon. On 2nd and 10, Manning throws a screen pass to Jacobs, who heads downfield for a 13-yard gain and a first down at the Denver 20-yard line.
Q3 – 1:11: On first down, Denver’s defensive front forces Manning out of the pocket and he throws incomplete to Hixon. On second and long, Manning — operating out of the shotgun — hands off to Jacobs. Boss is called for holding on the play, bringing the ball back to the Denver 30-yard line.
Q3 – 0:53: On 2nd and 20, Manning throws complete to Ware for a four-yard loss. Steve Smith was called for offensive interference on the play, but the Broncos have declined the penalty — bringing up 3rd and 24.
Q3 – 0:50: Manning fires to Smith along the left side of the field on 3rd-and-24, but Smith can’t hold on to the pass. Tyne is on the field to a ttempt a 52-yard field goal.
Q3 – 0:31: Tynes connects on the 52-yard field goal to bring the Giants to within 10.
BRONCOS 16, GIANTS 6
Q3 – 0:30: Marcus Thomas was down on the field following the field goal attempt. Accompanied by trainers, he walked off the field under his own power.
Q3 – 0:28: Taking Tynes’ kickoff five-yards deep from the end zone, Buckhalter notches a 41-yard kickoff return, giving Denver nice starting field position at its own 36-yard line. Moreno rushes for five yards on the final play of the third quarter, setting up a 2nd-and-5 play for the Broncos when the fourth quarter begins.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: BRONCOS 16, GIANTS 6
Q4 – 14:02: Moreno opens the fourth quarter with an 11-yard run along the left side. On the very next play, Moreno cuts along the right side for a 12-yard gain to the New York 36-yard line.
Q4 – 13:56: Polumbus was down following Moreno’s run, but walked off the field while being accompanied by trainers.
*INJURY UPDATE: Marcus Thomas left the game with a shoulder injury and his return is questionable.
Q4 – 13:06: Brandon Gorin has replaced Polumbus, who walked off the field after Moreno’s run. Buckhalter gains five-yards on two carries, bringing up 3rd and 5 from the New York 31-yard line.
Q4 – 11:21: On 3rd-and-5, Orton completed a pass to Gaffney, who cut upfrield for a 12-yard gain and a Denver first down.
Q4 – 10:35: Back-to-back carries by Moreno gain a combined two yards, bringing up 3rd-and-8 for the Broncos at the New York 17-yard line.
Q4 – 10:34: Polumbus is back in the game for the Broncos.
Q4 – 10:15: On third down, Orton fires a pass across the field to Brandon Stokley for a 17-yard touchdown. Stokley was wide open on the play. The Broncos have regained their 16-point advantage.
BRONCOS 23, GIANTS 6
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Q4 – 10:11: Hixon takes Prater’s kickoff four-yards deep in the end zone. He is brought down, following a 20-yard return, by Bruton. New York begins its offensive series at its own 16-yard line. The Broncos use their second timeout of the half before the Giants’ first offensive play.
Q4 – 9:46: Jacobs get the carry on first down, rushing for five yards before running out of run along the left sideline.
Q4 – 9:30: Manning goes play-action on second down and finds Nicks across the middle of the field to move the chains. On the very next play, however, Dumervil drills Manning. The ball comes loose from Manning’s grasp and Williams recovers the ball — giving Denver’s offensive unit possession at the New York 36-yard line.
Q4 – 9:20: Moreno rushes up field for a six-yard gain on first down. He runs off the field holding his hand following the play.
Q4 – 6:20: Following a one-yard run by Buckhalter on first down, Orton connected with Scheffler for an eight-yard gain on second down. On 3rd-and-1, Buckhalter patiently waited to find a hole and gained two yards to move the chains once again.
Q4 – 8:20: After Moreno headed to the sideline, Buckhalter came in at running back and cut to the left for a 10-yard run and a Dnever first down at the New York 20-yard line.
Q4 – 5:10: After a one-yard loss on 1st-and-Goal, Orton couldn’t connect with Marshall in the south end zone, bringing up third down from the 10-yard line.
Q4 – 5:04: After an encroachment penalty on the Giants, the Broncos hand the ball of to Buckhalter on third down from the five. Prater is on to attempt a 24-yard field goal.
Q4 – 5:02: Prater’s 24-yard field goal goes through the uprights and the Broncos are now up by 20.
BRONCOS 26, GIANTS 6
**INJURY UPDATE Wesley Woodyard left the game with a neck injury and he has been ruled out of tonight’s contest.
Q4 – 4:55: Prater’s kickoff results in a touchback, so the Giants start at their own 20-yard line. Manning completes an 11-yard pass to Manningham on first down.
Q4 – 4:02: After a four-yard run by Jacobs, Manning connects with Steve Smith — bringing up 3rd-and-1.
Q4 – 3:32: Hurried on 3rd-and-1, Manning quickly gets rid of the ball and throws incomplete. On 4th-and-1 Manning dives forward to gain one yard and move the chains.
Q4 – 2:30: After Manning connects with Smith on first down and throws an incomplete pass on second down, the Giants face 3rd-and3 from their own 49-yard line. Andre’ Goodman intercepts Manning’s pass, giving the ball back to Denver’s offense with under three minutes to play.
Q4 – 2:00: Back in the game, Moreno gets taken down for a loss of one on first down. The Broncos will have a 2nd-and-11 facing them following the two-minute warning.
Q4 – 1:55: Buckhalter rumbles through the middle of New York’s defense on second down, picking up six yards on the carry.
Q4 – 1:50: After Buckhalter rushes to the right for no gain on third down, the Giants use their third and final timeout.
Q4 – 1:39: Berger’s punt travels 37 yards. New York takes over possession at its own 7-yard line.
Q4 – 1:27: Manning completes a 13-yard pass to Nicks on first down, bringing New York to its own 20-yard line. On the next play, Manning fires a seven-yard completion to Manningham along the right side of the field.
Q4 – 1:12: Manning completes a 36-yard pass to Nicks, brining New York to the Denver 37-yard line.
Q4 – 1:10: On first down from the Denver 37, Manning fired deep to the north end zone, looking for Manningham. Manningham, however, couldn’t come up with the catch.
Q4 – 0:00: On the final play of the game, Manning completes a 7-yard pass to Manningham.
FINAL SCORE: BRONCOS 26, GIANTS 6
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– Zach Eisendrath, DenverBroncos.com