Now it's time for the first 2016 AFC Wild Card Game from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis: First, on a coaching note, even though Gary Kubiak has announced his retirement, he will continue to coach the Broncos throughout the playoffs. The Colts scored first after taking the opening kickoff. The key plays were Frank Gore's ten-yard gain on a pitch around right end and Andrew Luck's ten-yard pass to tight end Jack Doyle. On third and one from the Denver nine, Luck found another tight end, Dwayne Allen, wide open in the end zone for the touchdown. Adam Vinatieri added the extra point, and the Colts led 7-0 after one quarter. The Colts were driving toward another score when the first period ended. As a matter of fact, the key play of the drive came on the final play of the opening quarter, as reserve running back Robert Turbin raced up the middle for a gain of thirty-seven yards. The drive stalled at the Broncos' twenty-five, but Vinatieri converted a forty-two yard field goal attempt to put the home squad up 10-0 forty-one seconds into the second quarter. The Broncos got on the board with a touchdown before the end of the first half. Reserve running back C.J. Anderson caught a thirteen-yard screen pass, and quarterback Trevor Siemian completed passes of seventeen yards to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and twenty-one yards to backup receiver Jordan Norwood. On first and goal from the Indy four-yard line, running back Devontae Booker shimmied through a crack in the middle of the Colts' defense and into the end zone for the score. Kicker Brandon McManus added the extra point, and at halftime the Colts' lead had been trimmed to 10-7. The Broncos tied the game with a field goal after taking the second half kickoff. Anderson popped a draw play for thirty-three yards, and later in the drive fellow running back Justin Forsett did the same for sixteen. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' eleven-yard gain on a reverse gave the Broncos a first down at the Colts' nineteen, and the drive reached the ten before stalling. McManus' twenty-seven yard field goal tied the game at ten with 10:23 left in the third quarter. The visitors took the lead on their next possession. The key plays were a pair of completions from Siemian to Sanders; one went for eleven yards, while the other went for twenty-one. The drive fizzled at the Indy twenty-eight, but McManus booted a forty-five yard field goal to give the Broncos a 13-10 lead after three quarters. The Broncos extended their lead early in the final period. Siemian was responsible for the drive's two biggest plays, as he found Sanders for eleven yards and Thomas for twenty-one. The latter pass gave the Broncos a first down at the Colts' twelve. and on third and three from the five Trevor connected with tight end Virgil Green in the end zone for the touchdown. McManus added the extra point, and with less than twelve minutes left in regulation the Broncos led 20-10. The Broncos closed out the scoring with a field goal on their next possession. Anderson barged through a hole off the right side for seventeen yards, and on the next play Forsett did the same for sixteen. Siemian also found Thomas over the middle for fifteen yards and backup tight end A.J. Derby for twelve. The drive stalled at the Colts' ten, but McManus was good from twenty-seven yards out to wrap up the Broncos' 23-10 victory. Siemian was named the Gruden Grinder by the MNF crew. He completed twenty of his twenty-nine passes for 231 yards and a touchdown. Thomas led the receiving corps with seventy-six yards on five catches, and Sanders caught five more passes for sixty-two yards. Anderson led the running game with ninety-one yards on seventeen carries, and the Broncos as a team rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown on thirty-seven attempts. On defense, defensive end Jared Crick and linebacker Von Miller each sacked Luck twice. The Colts rushed for just ninety six yards as a team on thirty attempts. Turbin was the individual leader with forty-eight yards on just five carries, although thirty-seven of the yards came on one first quarter carry. Gore was held to thirty-eight yards on fifteen carries. Luck had one of his worst days as a pro, completing just seven of his seventeen passes for ninety-three yards and a touchdown. The only receiver to catch more than one pass was Donte Moncrief, who caught two passes for sixteen yards. T.Y. Hilton's twenty-two yard reception made him the team's leading receiver. On defense, strong safety Mike Adams finished with ten solo tackles, and reserve linebacker Akeem Ayers finished with no less than seventeen solo tackles. The Broncos' next stop will depend on who wins tomorrow's second Wild Card Game between the Raiders and the Steelers at Heinz Field. If the Steelers win, the Broncos will face the Patriots next Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. If the Raiders win, the Broncos will head for Kansas City, where they'll take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday. Next: To be determined. Thoughts?