COIN TOSS: The captains are at midfield for the coin toss. As the visitors, the Broncos get to make the call. They win the toss, and elect to defer to the second half. Indianapolis will receive to start the game, and we’re almost underway.
OPENING KICKOFF After a return by Chad Simpson to the 20-yard line, Spencer Larsen is down. He walks off the field flanked by trainers.
Q1 14:53: Now the defense is on the field, and the starters consist of Vonnie Holliday, Ronald Fields, Ryan McBean, Elvis Dumervil, D.J. Williams, Mario Haggan, Champ Bailey, Andre’ Goodman, Ty Law, Brian Dawkins and Renaldo Hill. The first play of the game is a completion from Peyton Manning to Pierre Garcon down to the 49-yard line, before Goodman forces the receiver out of bounds.
Q1 13:50: Manning drops back and finds tight end Gijon Robinson near the first-down marker. The refs mark the spot, and the Colts are left with a 3rd-and-2. Manning drops back and gets the ball quickly to Joseph Addai, who is tackled immediately by Law, but the running back stretches the ball out for the first down.