The Broncos’ season captains — quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Willis McGahee, cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard — were joined by game captain safety David Bruton at midfield for the coin toss.
The Broncos won the toss and elected to receive.
Cornerback Omar Bolden returned the opening kick to the 14-yard line.
The starting offensive line, from left to right, is made up of tackle Ryan Clady, guard Zane Beadles, center J.D. Walton, guard Manny Ramirez and tackle Orlando Franklin. The two wide receivers are Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, with Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme as the starting tight ends. The running back is McGahee with Manning under center.