Game Recaps

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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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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Cowboys knock off Seahawks, who are surpassed by Cardinals

Dallas (5-1) outdistanced Seattle (3-2) handily in yards (401-206), first downs (23-9), and TOP (37:39-22:21) on their way to a 30-23 road win over the defending champs.

DeMarco Murray topped 100 yards for the sixth straight week, while the reborn Rolando McClain ensured the Cowboys' upset with a late interception of Russell Wilson.

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Patriots beat Bills, lose two starters

The Patriots (4-2) proved again that they're far from dead with a 37-22 win at Buffalo (3-3) on Sunday.

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, but running back Stevan Ridley exited with what's feared to be a torn ACL.

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Chargers edge Raiders 31-28

San Diego (5-1) remained a half-game ahead of Denver (4-1) with a 31-28 shootout win over Oakland (0-5).

Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes, while Branden Oliver scored once and topped 100 yards for the second straight week.

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Final Score: Broncos 31, Jets 17

Denver (4-1) overcame 11 penalties and two fumbles for a 31-17 (Game Book) win in New Jersey, sending the Jets (1-5) to their fifth straight loss.

Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Julius Thomas, and Ronnie Hillman hit the 100-yard mark in his first NFL start.

Demaryius Thomas added 10 catches for 124 yards and a score, Von Miller notched two sacks, and Aqib Talib iced the game with a late pick-six.

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Final Score: Broncos 41, Cardinals 20 (Updated)

We’d love to focus on Peyton Manning’s 500th career touchdown pass, but we wouldn’t want to do so at the expense of numbers 501, 502, and 503.

Peyton threw four touchdown passes, Demaryius Thomas set a new single-game franchise record for receiving yards, and the Broncos whipped the Cardinals 41-20 (Game Book) at SAF@MH.

Thomas broke Shannon Sharpe's mark of 214 yards, established during a 2002 overtime win at Kansas City.

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Chiefs disembowel Patriots on MNF

Kansas City (2-2) laid a thorough 41-14 beatdown on the visiting Patriots (2-2) on Monday night.

Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Jamaal Charles, who added another on the ground.

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AFCW wrap: Chargers crush Jags; Raiders mauled by Dolphins in London

The Chargers (3-1) pulled a half-game ahead of the idle Broncos (2-1) with a 33-14 thrashing of the visiting Jaguars (0-4).

Philip Rivers threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns, including two to former friend Eddie Royal.

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Final Score: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 (Updated)

Is there such a thing as a moral victory in a losing effort for a Super Bowl favorite?

Honestly, we're not sure.

But if there is, then perhaps Denver gained one in their 26-20 loss (Game Book) at Seattle.

After second-half collapses had left Denver holding on for one-score wins in their first two games, the Broncos outscored the Seahawks 17-3 in the third and fourth quarters on Sunday.

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