COIN TOSS: The Broncos won the coin toss and have elected to receive. After a stirring national anthem performed by the crowd here at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, we are ready for some football.
KICKOFF: Sebastian Janikowski’s kick goes through the end zone and the Broncos start at the 20.
Q1 14:59: Here are the Broncos starters on offense: Along the offensive line — Ryan Clady, Zane Beadles, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin. Kyle Orton is under center with RB Knowshon Moreno and FB Spencer Larsen in the backfield. Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal start at wide receiver with Daniel Fells at tight end.
Q1 13:55: Orton fires complete to Spencer Larsen for a quick first down. He hits Brandon Lloyd on quick slant on the next play for another first down at the 47-yard line.
Q1 11:50: Moreno runs twice and after a short gain suffers a six yard loss running left to bring up third-and-15. Denver calls a timeout.
Q1 11:00: Orton steps up in the pocket and hits Willis McGahee across the middle for a 12 yard gain and the Denver punt team comes on. Colquitt’s punt goes through the end zone but there is a flag on the play. Holding is called on the Raiders and they’ll start at their own 10.
Q1 10:59: Here are the starters for the Broncos’ defense: along the defensive line — Elvis Dumervil, Kevin Vickerson, Brodrick Bunkley and Robert Ayers. Von Miller, Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard at linebacker. And Champ Bailey, Andre Goodman, Rahim Moore and Brian Dawkins start in the secondary.
Q1 10:50: The crowd is making their presence know before the Raiders’ first snap and it is LOUD. Campbell starts in the shotgun and hits Jacoby Ford on a short pass and he is dropped immediatley by Von Miller and fumbles. Rahim Moore recovers for Denver and the Broncos start another drive from the Oakland 15-yard line.
Q1 10:45: Orton throws incomplete intended for Julius Thomas on first down. On second down, Orton throws quick to Daniel Fells and the tight end picks up 5 yards. Orton is hit as he throws on third down and his pass is incomplete for Fells. Matt Prater is on to attempt the field goal from 28 yards. And the kick is good.
BRONCOS 3, RAIDERS 0
Q1 9:55: Prater kicks off and the ball goes through the end zone. Oakland starts at the 20.
Q1 9:03: Campbell pitches to Darren McFadden on first down and he picks up 9 yards. From the wildcat, McFadden pitches to Ford and he is dropped for a 3-yard loss by Champ Bailey after Cassius Vaughn got initial pressure. On third down, Campbell hits Ford on a quick pass for 7 yards and a new set of downs.
Q1 5:48: The Raiders are called for a false start bringing up first-and-15. McFadden runs up the gut for 4 yards. On second down, Campbell completes Brandon Myers in the flat but Bailey is there to hold it to a 3 yard gain. On third-and-long, Campbell fires incomplete for Heyward-Bey and the punt team comes on. Decker fields the 54-yard punt and is brought down at the Denver 20-yard line.
Q1 5:48: Orton starts in the shotgun and he hits Fells for a quick first down after an 11-yard gain. Moreno runs left on second down for a short gain. Franklin is called for holding on the next play and its now 1st-and-20 at the 21-yard line.
INJURY UPDATE: Elvis Dumervil has a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.
Q1 3:02: Orton throws incomplete to Eddie Royal, then hands to Moreno on a draw for 5 yards on second down, bringing up 3rd-and-15. Orton completes to Lloyd over the middle but he is brought down short of the marker and Britton Colquitt is in to punt. His punt is partially blocked and the ball bounces out of bounds. Oakland takes over at the Denver 42-yard line.
Q1 2:00: McFadden runs on first down and picks up 5 yards. On second down, McFadden is stuffed by Joe Mays after a 2-yard gain. Dumervil checks back into the game on thrid down, and a flag is thrown for a false start on Oakland.
Q1 1:41: Another false start is called on Oakland, bringing up third-and-13 from the Denver 45-yard line. Campbell hands to McFadden on a draw and he picks up a first down on a 20 yard gain.
Q1 0:00: The Raiders pick up another first on an 11-yard rush from Marcel Reece. Michael Bush then runs right for 4 yards and the first quarter comes to a close.
Q2 13:33: On second-and-six from the Denver 10-yard line, Campbell pitches right to McFadden who is smacked by Brodrick Bunkley for no gain. Campbell runs it himself up the middle on third down and picks up a first down with a 7 yard gain. Before the snap on first-and-goal, Denver calls timeout. The Broncos now have one timeout remaining in the half.
Q2 13:28: On first-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Campbell completes a pass to Reece off of play-action for the score. Janikowski’s PAT is good and Oakland now leads 7-3.
BRONCOS 3, RAIDERS 7
Q2 13:27: The kickoff goes through the end zone and the Broncos will start at the 20.
Q2 12:55: On first down, Moreno runs for 4 yards and is ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble. But Oakland is challenging the ruling on the field.
Q2 12:54: After review, the ruling is reversed and it is ruled a fumble. Oakland takes over at the Denver 23-yard line. And suddenly it is pouring here ar Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Q2 11:14: McFadden is stopped for a 3-yard loss on first down and on second down he is dropped for no gain. Campbell completes to Myers on thrid down and he is leveled by Dawkins over the middle, bringing up fourth-and-six. Janikowski attempts a 37-yard field goal and the kick is good.
RAIDERS 10, BRONCOS 3
Q2 11:13: Janikowski boots another touchback and the Broncos start from the 20.
Q2 9:25: McGahee runs for 2 yards on first down. On second down, McGahee reverses field on a screen but is stopped for a 3-yard loss. On third-and-long, Orton scrambles right and picks up enough for a new set of downs.
Q2 8:20: On first down, Orton completes short to McGahee and a flag is thrown for defensive holding giving the Broncos a first down. Orton fires deep for Lloyd but the pass is broken up and falls incomplete. On second-and-10 a flag is thrown for a false start on Chris Kuper. After the penalty, Orton throws over the middle and his pass is tipped and nearly intercepted — but in the end it falls to the ground incomplete. On third-and-15, Orton throws incomplete and a flag is thrown on the Broncos for holding. Colquitt is in to punt it away.
Q2 8:05: Colquitt’s 65-yard punt is downed by Cassius Vaughn at the 1-yard line.
Q2 6:27: On first down, Campbell goes deep for Heyward-Bey but he catches the pass out-of-bounds. On second down, McFadden runs up the middle and is hit immediately by Mays for no gain. On third-and-long, Campbell hands to McFadden on a draw and he is upended by Dawkins after a 6 yard gain. Lechler punts to Decker who gets a 16-yard return but a flag is thrown on Lance Ball for unneccesary roughness, pushing the Broncos back to their own 28.
Q2 5:08: On first down, McGahee runs left but loses three yards. On second-and-long, Orton completes to Julius Thomas over the middle but a flag is thrown for holding on J.D. Walton. On the next play, illegal contact is called on Chris Johnson, a 5-yard penalty giving Denver an automatic first down at the 20-yard line. On first down, Orton completes to Lloyd near the sideline for 16 yards.
Q2 4:41: Orton completes again to Lloyd for 11 yards on first down and an uneccesary roughness is called on Desmond Bryant. Ball now on the Oakland 38-yard line.
Q2 4:17: Orton’s first down pass is incomplete over the middle for Royal. On second down, Orton gets hit on a blitz and his pass over the middle falls incomplete. On third-and-10, Orton floats one up for Lloyd with a blitz coming, but the pass is too far and incomplete. Prater is in to attempt a 56-yard field goal. Oakland calls a timeout before the kick.
Q2 4:12: Prater’s kick is no good wide right.
Q2 2:00: Oakland takes over at their own 46, and Campbell checks it down to McFadden on first down for a 6 yard gain. After a 3 yard run, Campbell sneaks for the first. On first down, McFadden picks up 20 yards running left. Campell then fires quick to Heyward-Bey for 4 yards and we reach the 2-minute warning.
Q2 1:52: On first down, Campbell pitches to McFadden who picks up 8 yards — a flag is thrown for uneccesary roughness on a tackle grabbing the helmet on Ayers. The ball moves half the distance to the goal and a false start is called on Oakland. Ball now on the 13-yard line for first-and-goal.
Q2 1:33: Bush runs for two yards on first-and-goal and a flag is thrown for defensive holding on Ryan McBean, which gives Oakland an automatic first down and moves the ball to the 6 yard line. Campbell’s first-and-goal pass is incomplete. Campbell’s second-down pass sails out of the back of end zone incomplete. Denver calls their third timeout of the half.
Q2 1:27: On third-and-goal, Jason Hunter is flagged for a nuetral-zone infraction, moving the ball to 3 yard line for third-and-goal. Campbell’s pass is then incomplete for Myers after David Bruton knocked the pass away in the end zone. Janikowski attempts the short field goal and the kick is up and good.
RAIDERS 13, BRONCOS 3
Q2 0:48: After another touchback, the Broncos start at the 20. Orton lines up in the shotgun and is sacked by Seymour for a 2 yard loss. On second-and-12, Orton’s pass deep over the middle for Fells is broken up. On third down, Orton connects with Fells who picks up a first down and gets out of bounds.
Q2 0:24: Orton completes over the middle to Lloyd and then stops the clock with a spike. Ball now on the Oakland 47. Orton’s pass deep for Lloyd is then intercepted by Matt Giordano at the Oakland 24-yard line.
Q2 0:23: Officials are reviewing the interception to see if Giordano made the catch… And the interception stands as called.
Q2 0:09: Campbell hands to Bush and a flag is thrown for a personal foul — twisting the facemask on Kevin Vickerson. First down now and Campbell completes a screen to Reece, who gets out of bounds at the Denver 46-yard line. McFadden runs up the middle and is stopped for no gain. Oakland calls timeout and Janikowski is in to try a 63-yard field goal.
Q2 0:00: And the kick is good. Janikowski just gets it over the crossbar and Oakland leads 16-3 at the half. That kick ties the NFL record also held by Jason Elam.
RAIDERS 16, BRONCOS 3