BRONCOS VS. STEELERS:
BRONCOS KNOCK OFF STEELERS, 31-19: The Broncos scored the last 17 points of their season opener to erase an early fourth-quarter deficit and emerge with a 31-19 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.
BRONCOS ON TWITTER: Follow the action on Twitter, as well, via the Broncos’ official gameday account. @BroncosGameday will keep fans updated with live, in-game updates throughout today’s contest.
GAME COIN: Below is the coin the officials will flip to kick off the season.
BRONCOS TV: ON SITE: Click here to catch the first episode of Broncos TV On Site, featuring Chris Hall and Gray Caldwell. Each week, they come to you live from field level to break down the Broncos’ matchup.
INACTIVES ANNOUNCED: The players that will not suit up for tonight’s game have been announced. @BroncosGameday.
PREGAME PHOTOS: Get an up-close look as the Broncos get ready to take on the Steelers, courtesy of team photographer Eric Lars Bakke.
BRONCOS RECOGNIZE OLYMPIANS: Prior to Sunday night’s kickoff, the Broncos honored a number of Olympians with Colorado ties, including swimmer Missy Franklin.
BRONCOS WIN COIN TOSS: The Broncos won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball to open the game.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATE: It’s a scoreless tie after both defenses set the tone throughout the game’s opening 15 minutes.
INJURY UPDATE: Defensive tackle Ty Warren has an elbow injury and his return is questionable.
PITTSBURGH GOES UP 3-0: The Steelers scored the first points of the evening after starting the drive at the Broncos’ 38-yard line. Pittsburgh was unable to find the end zone despite three chances from Denver’s 3-yard line.
BRONCOS TAKE 7-3 LEAD: Denver answered Pittsburgh’s field goal with an 80-yard touchdown drive that took 12 plays and 4:54. The drive ended with a 7-yard touchdown run by running back Knowshon Moreno.
STEELERS MAKE IT 10-7: A 14-play, 79-yard drive culminating in a 4-yard touchdown completion from Ben Roethlisberger to Heath Miller has given Pittsburgh a 3-point lead at halftime.
FIRST HALF AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS: Click here to listen to audio highlights from the first half of the Broncos’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, courtesy of AM 850 KOA.
HOME CROWD IS FOURTH LARGEST IN BRONCOS HISTORY: The Broncos attendance of 76,823 is the fourth-highest mark in team history.
STEELERS EXTEND LEAD TO 13-7: The Steelers pushed their lead to 13-7 on a time-consuming drive that ended with a 35-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.
MANNING MILESTONE GIVES DENVER 14-13 LEAD: A 71-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has given the Broncos a one-point lead and put Manning in elite company as one of three passers in NFL history to throw 400 touchdowns. Click here for the audio highlight of the touchdown, courtesy of AM 850 KOA.
PITTSBURGH PULLS AHEAD 19-14: The Steelers regained the lead on a 3-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Mike Wallace.
BRONCOS BACK IN FRONT, 22-19: With a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that took 4:48, the Broncos have retaken the lead at 22-19.
FIELD GOAL PADS DENVER’S LEAD: A 26-yard field goal by Denver’s Matt Prater capped a 55-yard drive and pushed the Broncos’ lead from three to six points.
PORTER’S PICK-SIX GIVES BRONCOS 13-POINT LEAD: Cornerback Tracy Porter stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger pass and sprinted into the end zone to secure a 31-19 victory for the Broncos.