COIN TOSS: The Broncos captains – joined by John Elway – call heads. It is heads and the Broncos will receive.
Q1 15:00: Joe Nedney’s opening kickoff is fielded by Demaryius Thomas who breaks tackles to the 32-yard line.
Broncos start out on offense with; Beadles, Kuper, Walton, Clady, Hochstein, Graham, Quinn, Moreno, Gronkowski, Gaffney and Orton.
Q1 14:00: After two Moreno runs, the Broncos face third-and-four and try a reverse with Thomas. The 49ers sniff it out and are forced to punt.
Q1 12:56: 49ers take over with the Broncos lined up in a 4-3 with McBean, Thomas, Bannan, Jamal Williams, D.J. Williams, Haggan, Hunter, Dawkins, Hill, Bailey and Goodman the starters for the defense.
A short run by Frank Gore on first down and an incomplete on second down have the 49ers looking at a third-and-seven. Brian Westbrook gets the call on the run, and only gets 2-yard setting up a punt. Eddie Royal lets the punt go over his head, but a good bounce keeps it out of the endzone and the 49ers down it at the Broncos’ 3-yard line.