To open the team’s final preseason game, six captains went to midfield for the coin toss. Zane Beadles, Joel Dreessen, Lance Ball, Chris Gronkowski, Rahim Moore and Ty Warren represented Denver.
The Broncos won the coin toss and elected to receive.
After the kickoff, the offensive starters jogged onto the field, led by Caleb Hanie at quarterback. From left to right, Chris Clark, Adam Grant, C.J. Davis, Philip Blake and Ryan Harris made up the offensive line. Knowshon Moreno and Gronkowski were in the backfield, Jason Hill and Andre Caldwell were the two receivers and Virgil Green lined up at tight end.
After a punt, it was the defense’s turn. Starting on the line were Jeremy Beal, Sealver Siliga, Kevin Vickerson and Robert Ayers. At linebacker were Nate Irving and Danny Trevathan. Drayton Florence, Tony Carter, Omar Bolden, Quinton Carter and Jim Leonhard rounded out the group in the secondary.