15:00: Chad Pennington called heads, and it was heads. The Dolphins elected to defer to the second half, so the Broncos will start with the ball.
Eddie Royal is deep for the Broncos, and Peyton Hillis is just ahead of him at about the nine-yard line. It’s a touchback to start the game.
15:00: Jay Cutler pitches the ball to Michael Pittman to start the game. Peyton Hillis is the starter at fullback. The rest of the starting lineup includes Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal at receiver, Daniel Graham at tight end, then the offensive line — Ryan Clady, Ben Hamilton, Casey Wiegmann, Chris Kuper and Ryan Harris.
13:40: Jay Cutler’s third-down pass is intercepted by a Dolphins defensive back, and Miami starts its first drive at the Denver 34-yard line.
The defensive starters are Dre’ Bly and Karl Paymah at corner, Marlon McCree and Marquand Manuel at the safety slots, D.J. Williams, Nate Webster and Jamie Winborn at linebacker and Elvis Dumervil, Dewayne Robertson, Marcus Thomas and Ebenezer Ekuban on the line.
11:38: The defense stops the Miami offense after three plays, but Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter knocks down a 45-yard field goal to put Miami ahead of Denver early, 3-0.
11:34: Royal is back deep again, ready to return the kickoff. This one is returnable, and he does out to about the 23-yard line. Cutler and the offense are back on the field for another drive.