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Gut Reaction: Week 7 - Broncos vs 49ers

Records are made to be broken, so they say.

When Peyton Manning is involved, though, they are simply broken to be made again. And again. And Again.

With every touchdown pass he throws, Manning rewrites the record books in orange and blue.

Is there any reason to think Manning can’t throw another 100 touchdowns as a Bronco?

No. No there is not.

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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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Gut Reaction: Week 6 - Broncos @ Jets

“It’s so f#$king easy! It’s so easy!

That’s how Julius Thomas described today’s game after his second touchdown.

But it really wasn’t. Don’t let the score fool you. The Jets had the ball and were one score away from tying the game with a minute left to play.

Lucky for the Broncos, the Jets were 95 yards away and Geno Smith was their quarterback.

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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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Julius Thomas on torching Jets: It’s so f@#$ing easy!

Julius Thomas's second touchdown catch against the Jets on Sunday put Denver ahead by 24-7.

He punctuated the score by saying what everyone watching was thinking at the time, with some R-rated emphasis to boot:

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Gut Reaction: Week 5 - Broncos vs Cardinals

Although the Cardinals have a good defense, they discovered one thing about playing the Denver Broncos.

Play man to man at your own risk.

Peyton Manning threw for the most yards in his career. Demaryius Thomas set a team single-game receiving record. And the Broncos nearly reached 600 yards in total offense.

This is what happens when you try and match talent with the Broncos. You find out what you knew all along.

You’re biting dust.

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