The Broncos began their drive in Bengals territory at the 46 yard line after Andy Dalton's pass was intercepted by Champ Bailey. The Broncos began with a 9-yard run by Willis McGahee, but their 2nd and 1 because a 3rd and 6 after a false start on the offense.
Peyton Manning threw a quick check down to Brandon Stokely for a 15 yard gain. The Broncos began pounding the ground with McGahee, and they were faced with a 3rd and 2 that was easily converted by another McGahee run - this time for 12 yards.
The Broncos lead the Bengals 31-20 with 3:36 left in the game.