Representing the team at midfield for the coin toss were the captains: quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, guard Chris Kuper and the game captain, wide receiver Eric Decker.
Kansas City won the toss and chose to receive, so the Broncos started the game on defense.
Kicker Matt Prater put the opening kickoff through the end zone to start the Chiefs off at their own 20-yard line.
The Broncos came out on defense with four down linemen – 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 Woodyard.
In the secondary, Rahim Moore and Mike Adams were the safeties with Bailey and Chris Harris at the corners.
Following a Chiefs three-and-out, the Broncos took over on their own 30-yard line.
On the offensive line, the Broncos came out with Dan Koppen at center, Manny Ramirez and Zane Beadles as the guards and Orlando Franklin and Ryan Clady as the tackles.
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley was in the slot and tight end Joel Dreessen was on the line of scrimmage. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas were out wide.
Manning was in shotgun with Moreno next to him at running back.