HALFTIME: The team is honoring 80 breast cancer survivors at midfield during halftime. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Broncos will receive the ball to start the second half.
Q3 15:00: Perrish Cox is back deep to receive the opening kickoff of the second half. The ball sails out of the back of the end zone and the offense takes over at its own 20-yard line. Knowshon Moreno takes a carry on first down, picking up 2 yards. On second down, Kyle Orton fakes a handoff before firing to Brandon Lloyd, but the ball falls incomplete. There’s a flag on the play — pass interference on Antonio Cromartie, giving the Broncos a first down at the 41-yard line. Tim Tebow is in the backfield for the next play. The rookie runs right up the middle for a quick gain of 4 yards. He claps his hands and runs off the field. Orton is back under center on second-and-6. He hands off to Moreno, who gets close to the first-down marker, but the offense is left with third-and-1. Spencer Larsen takes the handoff and looks to have picked up the first down, but the officials call for a measurement. It’s a first down for the Broncos.
Q3 13:00: On first down, Orton hands off to Moreno again, and the back picks up a quick 6 yards into Jets territory. Second-and-4 has Tebow in the backfield again, and the rookie hands off to Correll Buckhalter for a gain of a yard. On third-and-3, Orton is in the shotgun. He takes the snap and looks to his left, finding Lloyd for the first down.
Q3 11:00: On the ensuing first down, Orton hands off to Laurence Maroney, who hits the hole and picks up 9 yards to the 27-yard line. On second-and-1, Orton hands off to Maroney, who is brought down in the backfield for a loss of 4 yards. That makes it third-and-5, and Orton is in the shotgun. The quarterback fires a pass that is tipped before falling incomplete. Prater is in for another field goal attempt, this one from 49 yards out — and it’s no good. The Jets take over at their own 39-yard line.