15:00: Well the Broncos will return the ball. Eddie Royal is back deep to receive the kick from Rhys Lloyd. Nice return by Royal to almost the Denver 40.
Starting on offense:
WR Brandon Marshall
WR Eddie Royal
RB Tatum Bell
TE Daniel Graham
TE Tony Scheffler
OT Ryan Clady
OT Ryan Harris
G Ben Hamilton
G Chris Kuper
C Casey Wiegmann
QB Jay Cutler
14:39: Broncos start out with a five-yard run by Tatum Bell… But disaster on second down, Jay Cutler is sacked by Na’il Diggs and fumbles. Panthers ball at the Denver 21.
Denver is challenging the ruling of a fumble.
14:04: Referee All Riveron is back on the field. He says that Cutler was throwing the ball and it is incomplete. Third-and-five… Cutler in the gun, hits Brandon Stokley for a first down.
14:00: On first down, Cutler hits Royal for 11-yards and a first down at the Panthers 36-yard line.
12:26: Two completions to Graham and the Broncos have it at the 11-yard line and a first down… Selvin Young — back after his injury — gets four on first down. On second down, Cutler hits Brandon Marshall, the ball goes flying, incomplete. Royal had a shot, but couldn’t hang on. Third down… Cutler, hits P.J. Pope on the swing pass and he walks into the endzone. Matt Prater’s extra point is good and the Broncos avoid disaster and jump ahead.
Broncos 7 – Panthers 0; 10:58 remaining.
Well doesn’t look good for the Chiefs. After being up by 11 with less than two minutes remaining, the Chargers have surged ahead 22-21.
10:58: The Panthers will start at the Denver 25.
Starting on defense
DT Dewayne Robertson
DT Marcus Thomas
DE Ebenezer Ekuban
DE Elvis Dumervil
SLB Jamie Winborn
MLB Nate Webster
WLB D.J. Williams
LB Wesley Woodyard
FS Josh Barrett
CB Josh Bell
CB Dre’ Bly
10:02: The Panthers are facing a third-and-two after a catch by Muhsin Muhammad… Jake Delhomme has lots of time and hits Steve Smith who was wide open. 24-yard gain for the Panthers.
8:44: Delhomme hits Smith again and the Panthers are inside the Broncos 20. That last play covered 27 yards.
8:28: The combination works again, Delhomme hits Smith who has blockers and scores. John Kasey is good, and the Panthers tie it up.
Broncos 7 – Panthers 7; 8:21 remaining.
8:28: Royal watches the ball bounce at the four and roll into the endzone. Broncos will take the ball at the 20.
8:21: Broncos are whistled for an ineligible man downfield on first down, but the Panther decline the penalty. After a short run by Pope, the Broncos have a third-and-seven. In the gun, Cutler hits Marshall on the crossing route for a first down. Nice blitz pickup by the line. 19-yard gain.
6:36: Broncos pickup another first down, as Cutler hits Marshall again. Ball at the Carolina 44-yard line.
5:36: After another first down — Cutler to Royal — the Broncos are a yard short on third down… Cutler in the gun with no backs, hits Royal but he is quickly stopped. Flags on the field. Illegal formation and it is fourth down. Out comes Matt Prater.
3:52: The attempt is from 42 yards… Prater is good and the Broncos are back on top.
Broncos 10 – Panthers 7; 3:37 remaining.
3:29: Panthers will start their second drive at the 26-yard line after the 24-yard return by Mark Jones… The Panthers continue through the air, this time to Muhammad. 27 yards on that connection and the Panthers are in Denver territory.
2:29: Following a short run by DeAngelo Williams and an incompletion, the Panthers have a third-and-eight… Delhomme looks for Muhammad but throws it out of bounds. Fourth down and Royal is back deep.
1:55: Royal calls for the fair catch at the 16-yard line…
Cutler looks for Royal on first down, it bounces and is picked off by Chris Gamble. Panthers ball at the Denver 27.
1:20: Panthers run their “Wild Panther” offense on second down, with Williams keeping it. Gain of four and third-and-four… Nic Clemons comes rolling through the line and knocks down Delhomme’s pass. Kasey is on for the kick. It will be from 39 yards. Kasey’s kick is good and the Panthers tie it up after the turnover.
Broncos 10 – Panthers 10; 0:10 remaining.
0:10: Royal is back again to receive the Panthers kick. A line drive kick is returned by Chad Mustard to the Denver 30… With a few seconds left in the quarter, this should be the last play. Cutler throws a lateral to Tony Scheffler, but he will lose a yard.
See you in the second quarter.