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Halftime notes from Denver

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

DENVER -- The Broncos put themselves back in the game with a 93-yard touchdown drive, capped by a beautiful catch by Brandon Marshall.

Yet, the Denver defense allowed New England to fly down the field to take a 17-7 lead at the half.

The Denver defense is being ravaged by receiver Wes Welker. Welker has six catches for 69 yards. He left the game on the final drive of the half after being hit by Denver safety Brian Dawkins.

Both Tom Brady and Kyle Orton are playing well. They’ve thrown nine incompletions between them on 37 pass attempts.

New England receiver Randy Moss had one catch -- an interception to end the half. He was on defense in a Hail Mary situation. It was Orton’s first interception of the season.

Denver used one Wildcat formation late in the first half after using it often on the first drive.

Denver is not blitzing much at all.