Final Score: Broncos 42, 49ers 17 (Updated)

With a 42-17 (Game Book) thrashing of San Francisco (4-3) on Sunday night, Denver (5-1) showed why so many advanced metrics already rated them as the NFL's best team.

Peyton Manning threw for 318 yards and four touchdown passes, with his third breaking Brett Favre's all-time mark.

Two of them went to Demaryius Thomas, whose eight catches went for 171 yards.

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Peyton Manning is the new all-time TD pass leader

With three first-half touchdown passes on Sunday night, Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.

Manning threw touchdowns of three yards to Emmanuel Sanders and 39 yards to Wes Welker on Denver's first two possessions of the night.

After a five-and-out, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out for the record, with some nifty footwork from Demaryius in the front right corner of the end zone.

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Brandon Marshall calls out Jay Cutler after loss

Chicago Bears Locker Room Reportedly Turned to an Ugly Scene after Home Loss to Dolphins [UPDATE]
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UPDATE: Jason La Canfora echoes a tweet from Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs that Marshall was yelling at Bears’ kicker Robbie Gould.

UPDATE II: ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright had a source tell him that Marshall called out Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after the loss.

Dare I say it?

Thank you, Josh McDaniels?

Open Thread: Broncos vs 49ers

Inactives: Broncos - Montee Ball, Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Shaq Barrett, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield, and Mitch Unrein

49ers - LB Patrick Willis, G Mike Iupati, CB Chris Culliver, S Jimmie Ward, WR Quinton Patton, C Marcus Martin, and DT Tank Carradine

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Chiefs edge Chargers on late FG from Cairo Santos

Kansas City (3-3) handed San Diego (5-2) a 23-20 home loss, giving Denver a chance to pull ahead of the Chargers with a win over San Francisco.

After the Chargers tied the game at 20 just inside the two-minute warning, Alex Smith drove the Chiefs to a game-winning field goal by Cairo Santos.

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Broncos give Paul Cornick the nod over Chris Clark at right tackle

Broncos to start Paul Cornick at right tackle vs. 49ers
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After Clark started the Broncos’ first five games at right tackle, the Broncos are giving Paul Cornick the job today, according to three NFL sources. It won’t be the easiest of starting debuts for Cornick as he will be matched up against San Francisco 49ers’ defensive end Justin Smith in the game tonight at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Cornick is an undrafted free agent from North Dakota State who spent his first two NFL seasons on the practice squads of the New York Jets (2012) and Broncos (2012-13). He played in 21 offensive snaps last week in the team’s three offensive tackle package (Cornick was officially a tight end) and impressed the Broncos’ coaching staff.

During our in-game chat last week, I told Doug that Chris Clark was not the answer at right tackle. While it seemed a little dramatic at the time, I'd simply been noticing Clark's struggles in the running game each and every week.

This doesn't mean Cornick is the answer, by any stretch, but an extra twenty pounds anchoring the right side of the line certainly won't hurt.

Open Thread: Sunday Week 7

Enjoy the games, and Go Chiefs (at San Diego)!

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Schefter: Seahawks wanted Julius Thomas in exchange for Percy Harvin

According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks aimed big when the called the Broncos about a deal for Percy Harvin.

Real big.

Like, Julius Thomas big.

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Report: Seahawks tried to dump Percy Harvin on Broncos

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Percy Harvin trade remains front and center on this Sunday.

Incredibly, the conditional 2015 pick the Jets will send to Seattle tops out at a fourth-rounder.

It had first been reported by John Clayton that the pick could be as high as a second-rounder.

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In Percy Harvin, the Jets added a real peach to their locker room

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The apparent reasons behind Seattle's trade of Percy Harvin continue to emerge:

  • Harvin reportedly fought with Doug Baldwin during the preseason, leaving a cut on the latter's chin.
  • He's also said to have pulled himself from Sunday's loss against Dallas and refused to re-enter the game.
  • One source tells PFT the Seahawks coaches feared Harvin could lead a mutiny against Russell Wilson.

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