Just got the inactives for today’s game. Check them out here.
PREGAME PHOTOS: Take a look at the field during warmups, courtesy of Eric Lars Bakke.
BRONCOS AT DOLPHINS GAMECENTER: Thanks for sticking with us as we change the format of our gameday “live blogs.” We needed to change the format, and hoped that giving you all a place to live stream your comments and serve as a base for all links to blogs throughout the game would be a positive change. For those of you wondering about missing play-by-play, we’ll keep you updated with a new blog any time there’s a big play or a scoring drive, and for everything in between, you can check out the DenverBroncos.com Gamecenter here. It’s got stats, the score and a play-by-play of the current drive.
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.
COIN TOSS: The captains are at midfield for the coin toss and Detroit has won the toss and has deferred to the second half. Denver will receive to start the game, and we’re about to get underway.
BRONCOS START FAST: Denver took the opening kickoff down the field and nearly capped it off with a touchdown, but refs ruled Eric Decker didn’t maintain possession in the back of the end zone after hauling in Tim Tebow’s pass. The Broncos still took an early lead on Matt Prater’s 39-yard field goal. More on the drive here.
LIONS STRIKE BACK: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford found a wide-open Titus Young in the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown to give Detroit a 7-3 lead. It looked to be a case of blown coverage.
HARRIS MAKES FIRST START: Undrafted free agent cornerback Chris Harris made his first career start today, as the Broncos opened in nickel coverage. Read more about that and check out the rest of the starters here.
INJURY UPDATE: Virgil Green has a neck injury, and his return is questionable.
LIONS TACK ON FIELD GOAL: A 50-yard Jason Hanson field goal gives Detroit a 10-3 lead. The drive was highlighted by a 21-yard scramble by Matthew Stafford, with 15 yards being tacked on due to an unnecessary roughness penalty.
AYERS NOTCHES KEY SACK: With the Lions threatening to enter field goal range, Robert Ayers made sure they came away without any points by sacking Matthew Stafford for a loss of 7 yards, forcing a punt.
LIONS TAKE 17-3 LEAD: A 1-yard pass from Stafford to Tony Scheffler gives the Lions a 17-3 lead late in the second quarter.
LIONS UP 21 AT HALF: The Lions capped off a run of 24-consecutive points to end the first half with a 1-yard Maurice Morris touchdown.
FIRST HALF RECAP: Take a look at some of the pertinent stats as the game has reached halftime.
LIONS ADD DEFENSIVE TD: A strip-sack by Cliff Avril led to a defensive touchdown for the Lions.
CARTER OUT: Quinton Carter has a concussion and is out for the remainder of the game.
FIRST HALF PHOTOS: Here’s a look at the first half of action from the field, courtesy of Eric Lars Bakke.
STAFFORD-TO-JOHNSON FOR TD: Stafford finds Johnson down the sideline for a 56-yard touchdown, and the Lions lead it 38-3.
PICK SIX EXTENDS LIONS LEAD: A 100-yard interception return by Chris Houston gives the Lions a 45-3 lead with 12:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.
TEBOW FINDS DECKER FOR TD: The Broncos got back on the board midway through the fourth quarter when Tim Tebow hit Eric Decker for a 14-yard touchdown on a screen pass. For more on the drive, click here.
FINAL SCORE: DETROIT 45, DENVER 10: The Lions beat the Broncos 45-10 this afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Check back for more coverage shortly.