The Raiders won the coin toss and chose to defer. The Broncos begin the game on offense.
The Broncos’ captains this afternoon are quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, running back Willis McGahee, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, and cornerback Champ Bailey. They are joined by the game captain, defensive tackle Justin Bannan.
The starting offensive line, from left to right, is as follows: tackle Ryan Clady, guard Zane Beadles, center J.D. Walton, guard Manny Ramirez, and tackle Orlando Franklin.
Cornerback Omar Bolden was back to receive, but Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked it through the end zone for a touchback. The Broncos begin their drive from their own 20-yard line.
Joel Dreessen is the starting tight end with receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas out wide and Brandon Stokley in the slot.
Manning is under center with McGahee starting at running back.
Following the Broncos’ touchdown, the Broncos defense comes out on the field.
The starting defensive line consists of defensive ends Derek Wolfe and Dumervil with Kevin Vickerson and Bannan on the inside.
Keith Brooking starts at middle linebacker in place of Joe Mays, with Von Miller and Woodyard as the outside linebackers.
In the defensive backfield, Rahim Moore and Mike Adams are the starting safeties. Bailey and Tracy Porter are at the corners.