In fact, through nearly three quarters, it was the quarterbacks who had the most successful rushes of the game. Two first-down runs from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were the longest runs for their respective teams deep into the game.
Brady’s scamper came in the first half, and he paid the price by taking a solid hit at the end of the run.
Manning’s 12-yard scramble came on third down in the third quarter.
Denver led 17–12 at the end of the third.