Denver gets injured defenders back

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- Denver got its injured defensive players back to start the second half.

Safety Brian Dawkins, defensive tackle Ronald Fields and linebacker Mario Haggan all returned to start the third quarter. Dawkins and Fields had hamstring problems and Haggan had a knee injury. All were announced as questionable to return.

Dawkins left the game early in the first quarter. Denver allowed 13 points on defense in the first half, which is the second most in the first half this season.