It didn’t take long for the crowd to erupt at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The first time a Bronco touched the ball, it resulted in a touchdown. Return man Trindon Holliday took the first punt of the game and turned it into the first points of the game, a 90-yard punt return touchdown.
The Ravens gained one first down on the game’s opening possession before the Denver defense forced a punt. On third-and-2, linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Von Miller stuffed Ravens running back Ray Rice at the line of scrimmage.
The defense would return to the field momentarily.
Wide receiver and punt returner Trindon Holliday fielded a 51-yard punt near the right hashmark of the 10-yard line. He found a hole in the Ravens’ punt coverage and surged through it, sprinting to an 90-yard punt return touchdown.
The return was the first punt return touchdown in Broncos postseason history. It came less than three minutes into the game put Denver ahead 7-0 with Matt Prater’s extra point conversion.
With just one punt return, Holliday is now fourth on the Broncos all-time postseason punt return yards list and set a franchise record for most punt return yards in a playoff game. He led the NFL in punt and kick return average (32.5) and punt return average (10.8) since Week 6 in the regular season.