We’re up and running here at Sports Authority Field at Mile High getting ready for the Thursday night showdown between the Broncos and the Jets.
It’s a bit windy now and temperatures are expected to be in the mid-40s at game time.
Several Broncos have taken the field and are warming up. Offensive linemen J.D. Walton and Zane Beadles had a spirited punting and throwing competition a little while ago — they hit the crossbar from 25-yards out on a throw four times in a row — as they were the first players on the field, but it’s all business now with the game less than two hours away.
BRONCOS VS JETS GAMECENTER: For play-by-play action and up-to-the-minute stats, check out the Broncos gamecenter. We’ll keep you updated here with scoring plays, drive recaps and all the fun bits and pieces you can’t get from looking at a box score.
BRONCOS ON TWITTER: Another option is to follow the @Denver_Broncos Twitter account. There are constant updates on there throughout the game. You don’t have to be on Twitter to read the posts, but if you are, you should follow the account for news throughout the week as well.
SALUTE TO SERVICE: The Broncos are honoring the United States Military tonight. Before the game, the team will honor the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Wounded Warriors and Military Order of the Purple Heart on the field with game balls from former Broncos players Billy Thompson, Randy Gradishar and Simon Fletcher. Three members of the Tuskegee Airmen will be honored in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Navy Seal Jon Cummings will serve as an honorary game captain and join the team captains for the coin toss.
BRONCOS AND JETS INACTIVES: Here are the inactive players for tonight’s game. Broncos running back Willis McGahee — who is listed as questionable for the game — is not on the list, which means he is active and eligible to play.
COIN TOSS: Navy Seal Jon Cummings is serving as an honorary game captain and joins the team captains for the coin toss at midfield. The Jets call tails and defer to the second half, meaning the Broncos will receive the opening kickoff.
JETS TIE THE GAME: Nick Folk connects on a 21-yard field goal to tie the game 3-3 with 12:08 remaining in the second quarter. After a three-and-out, the Jets get the ball back on their own 9-yard line.
GOODMAN’S PICK-6 TIES THE GAME: On third-and-6 on the Jets 25-yard line, cornerback Andre’ Goodman jumps a route on a pass intended for Plaxico Burress and returns the interception for a touchdown to tie the game at 10. On the ensuing kickoff, Woodyard knocks the ball loose from Joe McKnight and Cassius Vaughn recovers it, giving the Broncos the ball on the Jets 43-yard line.
TEBOW GIVES BRONCOS THE LEAD: On third-and-4 from the Jets 20-yard line, Tebow scrambled out to his left off the snap, and saw nothing but open space as he ran into the end zone to give Denver a 17-13 lead with 1:06 left in the game.
BRONCOS DEFEAT JETS 17-13: Tim Tebow scored on a game-winning 20-yard touchdown run to push the Broncos to a 17-13 victory.