COIN TOSS: Buffalo won the coin toss and has elected to receive. Denver’s captains at midfield were Ryan Clady, Brandon Lloyd, Champ Bailey, D.J. Williams and Eddie Royal.
PREGAME CEREMONY: Ninety-nine fans are running out of the tunnel and lining up in front of the Broncos players on the sideline, each receiving an autographed jersey. Owner and CEO Pat Bowlen and Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway were in the line of players handing over autographed jerseys.
KICKOFF: Matt Prater is on the field for the opening kickoff. It’s the first kickoff from the 35-yard line at Sports Authority Field at Mile High — let’s see if it’s a touchback. It is, after it was bobbled slightly about 6 yards into the end zone.
Q1 15:00: The starting defense is on the field — it’s Robert Ayers, Kevin Vickerson, and Elvis Dumervil on the line, D.J. Williams, Wesley Woodyard and Von Miller at linebacker, and Champ Bailey, Andre’ Goodman, Cassius Vaughn, Brian Dawkins and Rahim Moore in the secondary.