It’s still a week away from Halloween, but the Broncos are getting scary.
Too many monsters. Too many ways for the opponent to die.
Tonight, the Broncos fed the Frankenstein that was Emmanuel Sanders.
The Chargers were torn limb from limb.
Be afraid, AFC West. Be very afraid.
Emmanuel Sanders caught three touchdown passes from Peyton Manning, and Juwan Thompson added two short rushing scores.
Ronnie Hillman had another big game, with 138 yards from scrimmage for his third straight 100-yard game in as many starts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.