We’re here at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, and it’s a good thing we’re indoors. It snowed a fair amount yesterday and is currently just 24 degrees outside.
Both teams are enjoying the comfort of the dome, as they are warming up on the field. We’re about an hour and a half from kickoff so stay tuned as we keep you updated with all the latest info.
BRONCOS AT CHARGERS GAMECENTER: For play-by-play action and up-to-the-minute stats, check out the DenverBroncos.com Gamecenter. We’ll keep you updated here with scoring plays, drive recaps and all the fun bits and pieces you can’t get from looking at a box score.
BRONCOS ON TWITTER: Another option is to follow the @Denver_Broncos Twitter account. There are constant updates on there throughout the game. You don’t have to be on Twitter to read the posts, but if you are, you should follow the account for news throughout the week as well.
MILLER INACTIVE: Broncos starting linebacker Von Miller is inactive for today’s game after sustaining a thumb injury last week. Mario Haggan, who started all 16 games in both 2009 and 2010, will start in his place.
BRONCOS-VIKINGS GETS WIDER AUDIENCE: Today’s game, which starts at 12 p.m. CST, can be seen throughout the majority of the United States.
PREGAME PHOTOS: Here are some pregame photos, courtesy of Eric Lars Bakke and Ben Hays, of the Broncos warming up.
COIN TOSS: The Vikings won the toss and elected to receive.
VIKINGS FORCE A SAFETY: After downing a punt on the 1-inch line, Jared Allen tackled Willis McGahee in the end zone for a safety.
BRONCOS STARTERS: Here are the offensive and defensive starters for the Broncos.
BRONCOS STOP VIKINGS WITH FUMBLE RECOVERY: As the Vikings were driving on 3rd-and-goal, safety Brian Dawkins sacked Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, forcing a fumble which defensive end Jason Hunter recovered.
HAGGAN COMES UP WITH A PICK-6: Linebacker Mario Haggan, starting in place of the injured Von Miller, has given Denver the lead with a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown.
DUMERVIL DROPS PONDER: Defensive end Elvis Dumervil sacked Ponder, giving him 6.5 sacks on the season and at least half of a sack in five consecutive games.
FUMBLE LEADS TO VIKINGS FG: Willis McGahee’s fumble gave the Vikings good field position, but the Broncos defense held strong, giving up just a field goal as the Broncos now lead 7-5.
FIRST QUARTER SUMMARY: The first quarter has come to an end, with the Broncos leading 7-5.
VIKINGS RETAKE THE LEAD: Christian Ponder threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph to give Minnesota a 12-7 lead.
VIKINGS EXTEND LEAD INTO HALFTIME: Ryan Longwell’s 25-yard field goal has given Minnesota a 15-7 lead as the teams head to the locker rooms for halftime.
BRONCOS SCORE TO OPEN SECOND HALF: Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on a 21-yard touchdown pass on Denver’s first possession of the second half..
HARVIN GIVES VIKINGS BREATHING ROOM: Wide receiver Percy Harvin scores on a 52-yard touchdown catch-and-run to give Minnesota a 22-14 lead.
INJURY UPDATE: Broncos receiver Eddie Royal, has a neck injury and is questionable to return. David Bruton is also questionable to return with a calf injury and Quinton Carter is probable to return with cramps.
HARVIN SCORES AGAIN: Percy Harvin has scored on another long catch-and-run, giving the Vikings a 29-21 lead with 9:41 remaining in the fourth quarter.
MCGAHEE, TEBOW TIE THE GAME: Just 49 seconds after Harvin’s touchdown, the Broncos tie the game on McGahee’s 24-yard run. It’s now 29-29 with 8:52 left in the fourth quarter.
MCGAHEE TOPS 100-YARD MARK: For the sixth time this season, Willis McGahee has rushed for more than 100 yards.
LONGWELL PUTS MINNESOTA AHEAD: Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell has put the Vikings ahead 32-29 on a 39-yard field goal with 3:06 remaining in the fourth quarter.
THOMAS’ BIG DAY: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has two touchdowns and 144 receiving yards.
PRATER TIES THE GAME LATE: Broncos kicker Matt Prater has tied the game 32-32 on a 46-yard field goal with 1:33 left in the fourth quarter.
BRONCOS DEFEAT VIKINGS 35-32: Matt Prater drilled a 23-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to give Denver the victory.