The Broncos’ season captains, quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Willis McGahee, cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard, are joined by game captain kicker Matt Prater at midfield for the coin toss.
The Broncos won the coin toss and chose to receive.
The Broncos offensive starters at the skill positions are Manning, wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, tight ends Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme, and McGahee. The starting offensive line is made up of Ryan Clady at left tackle, Zane Beadles at left guard, J.D. Walton at center, Manny Ramirez at right guard and Orlando Franklin at right tackle.
The Broncos defensive starters up front are Derek Wolfe at left defensive end, Ty Warren and Justin Bannan at the defensive tackle positions and Dumervil. The Broncos’ starting linebackers are Von Miller on the strong side, Joe Mays in the middle and Wesley Woodyard on the weak side. In the secondary, the Broncos start Bailey and Tracy Porter at cornerback, with Mike Adams and Rahim Moore starting at the safety positions.