15:00: The Broncos will get the ball to start the second half and it is still raining. Looking at the radar, it looks like it will be raining for the duration of the game. Then again they don’t pay me for my weather knowledge, so take it with a grain of salt.
How is the weather in Denver? I hear it is snowing a bit.
Ok, enough of the meteorological discussions. Eddie Royal is back deep waiting for the Jay Feely kick. The short kick is fielded by John Engelberger, who take a knee at the Broncos 30.
Jay Cutler starts in the gun, hits Royal. Royal reverses field, gets a block by Cutler, and gets six yards. Lot of running for a six-yard gain. Peyton Hillis pick up the first down on the next play.
13:50: Cutler looks deep for Brandon Marshall, but Darrelle Revis has tight coverage and knocks it away. Revis makes another play on second down, undercutting Darrell Jackson. Third down… Cutler in the gun with Hillis, screen to Daniel Graham who comes close to the first down, but not enough. Out comes Kern.
Kern catches the wide snap, barely gets it away, and knocks it stiff. The Broncos beat the ball to the endzone and Jets ball at the two-yard line. This may be reviewed.
And it is… Looks like Karl Paymah’s foot was just touching the line. But we will — once again — wait to hear what Walt Coleman says.
Again I am wrong, Coleman says Paymah’s foot was not on the line. Jets have no more challenges remaining. Great play by Kern and Paymah.
12:44: Brett Favre throws on first down, complete to Thomas Jones who is close to the first down marker. Late flag, personal foul on Wesley Woodyard. Woodyard got Jones face mask and whether it was incidental or not, it is 15 yards.
12:24: Not a good start for the Denver defense. Favre looked deep for Dustin Keller but Coleman and company nail Jamie Winborn with the pass interference. First down Jets at their 45-yard line.
11:30: Favre throws an incompletion on third and short bringing up fourth down. Jets go for it, Favre wants to go deep to Chris Baker, but Vernon Fox had him covered. Favre tucks it, but comes up short. Broncos ball, first-and-ten from their 47-yard line.
Nice play by Fox, who is starting his first game in orange and blue.
10:27: First down, Cutler fires it across the middle to a leaping Tony Scheffler. First down at the Jets 35-yard line.
9:38: Cutler finds a wide-open Graham, who rumbles inside the Jets 15-yard line. On the next play, Hillis jogs through a huge hole and into the endzone… but their is laundry on the field. Casey Weigmann is hit for holding, no TD.
8:00: After a completion to Royal and a short run by Hillis, Cutler and company face third-and-13 from the 17-yard line. Cutler in the gun, rolls right, throws it in the endzone and it is picked off. Interception by Dwight Lowry, Jets ball at their 20.
7:03: Two quick passes give the Jets a first down.
6:03: Favre hits Washington, who shows how dangerous he is. Follows his blocks and moves the ball to the Broncos 33-yard line. 34-yards on the play. Spencer Larsen is down and being looked at by the team trainers.
Larsen gets to his feet and is helped off the field by the trainers. He was hobbling a bit, but now he is walking — still with the trainers help.
5:40: Washington takes another short pass upfield and the Jets are in the redzone. Another Bronco is down, Ebenezer Ekuban.
Ekuban is on his feet and walking off the field. The training staff is staying busy the last few minutes. On another note, Larsen is walking around on the sideline. No word yet on his status.
5:05: This is turning into the Leon Washington show, he takes a Favre pass inside the Broncos 10. Another Bronco is down, this time it is Dre’ Bly.
Bly is limping off the field under his own power. Not what you want to see, three players down on three consecutive plays.
4:29: First-and-goal for the Jets, Favre gives to Washington, who slips to the ground. Second down and Bly is back in… Favre can’t find anyone and throws it out of the endzone bringing up third-and-goal… Elvis Dumervil races in, strips Favre, but the Jets recover. Give Dumervil a sack and a forced fumble on that one.
Out comes the Jets field goal unit, Feely from 30-yards is good.
Broncos 27 – Jets 17, 2:50 remaining.
2:50: Wet ball comes into effect as Royal struggles with the kickoff. He falls on it at the 11-yard line. The crowd is getting into it.
Cutler rolls right again, throws against his body and hits Scheffler for the big gain. Scheffler stayed down, but walked off and appears ok. 24-yard gain on that one.
INJURY UPDATE: Larsen has a back injury and is questionable to return; Ekuban has a pinched nerve and he is also questionable.
1:33: Big third down for the Broncos. Cutler is blitzed up the middle and throws a screen to Hillis. He can’t get it and for some reason Eric Barton just threw the ball and got a five-yard delay of game penalty. He is lucky it wasn’t a personal foul. Still fourth down and out comes Kern.
1:33: Kern booms one and Niko Koutouvides corrals it at the Jets nine-yard line. Nice kick by Kern, who seems to excel in bad weather conditions.
1:15: Jones takes the first down handoff and fights his way for 14 yards. And on the next play, takes the ball for 11 yards. Back-to-back first downs for Jones. Favre is hurrying the offense, but that will be the final play of the third quarter.
See you in the fourth.