The first quarter is in the books here at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, with the Broncos leading 7-0 without throwing a pass.
The Broncos have been running the read-option play the entire game with success. Overall, the Broncos have 14 runs for 103 yards — an average of 7.4 yards per carry — with Knowshon Moreno leading the way with four carries for 52 yards. It’s the ninth time in team history that the Broncos have topped 100 rushing yards in the first quarter.
Tebow put the Broncos on the board in their first drive with a 7-yard draw play. However, running back Willis McGahee was injured on the drive and running back Knowshon Moreno was injured on the next series, leaving the Broncos with Lance Ball as the lone active healthy running back.
Denver starts the second quarter with the ball in Kansas City territory.