Representing the team at midfield were the captains: quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, cornerback Champ Bailey and the game captains – safety David Bruton and tight end Jacob Tamme.
Oakland won the coin toss and chose to defer, so the Broncos start the game at the 34-yard line following wide receiver Trindon Holliday’s 33-yard return.
On the offensive line, Dan Koppen started at center, Manny Ramirez and Zane Beadles were the guards and Orlando Franklin and Ryan Clady were the tackles.
The Broncos came out with two tight ends, with Tamme in the slot and Joel Dreessen on the line of scrimmage. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas were out wide.
Manning was in shotgun with Knowshon Moreno next to him at running back.
Following Denver’s touchdown, the Raiders took over on their own 20-yard line.
The Denver defeense came out with four down lineman – defensive end Derek Wolfe, tackles Kevin Vickerson and Justin Bannan and Dumervil at the other end.
The starting linebackers were Von Miller, Keith Brooking and D.J. Williams, who made his first start of the year.
In the secondary, Rahim Moore and Adams were the safeties with Bailey and Chris Harris at the corners.