Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Knowshon Moreno rushed for three second-half
touchdowns and the Denver Broncos remained unbeaten with a tougher-than-
expected 35-19 verdict over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field
at Mile High.
Peyton Manning added two more touchdown passes to his season total and
finished with 295 yards on a 28-of-42 completion rate to help Denver (6-0) to
its 17th consecutive regular-season victory. Moreno compiled 104 yards from
scrimmage on 15 carries and seven receptions, with Wes Welker contributing 63
yards and a touchdown on six catches to the win.
Entering the perceived mismatch as a near four-touchdown underdog that stood
as the largest in NFL history, Jacksonville (0-6) hung tough for much of the
game, boosted by a huge game from wide receiver Justin Blackmon and three
turnovers out of Manning, including an interception that linebacker Paul
Posluszny returned 59 yards for a touchdown late in the first half.
The Jaguars trailed just 21-19 midway through the third quarter before Manning
engineered two touchdown drives capped by Moreno runs.
Blackmon racked up 190 yards on a career-high 14 catches in his second game
back from a league suspension. Chad Henne threw for 303 yards on 27-of-42
passing subbing for an injured Blaine Gabbert (hamstring), but was intercepted
twice in the fourth quarter as Jacksonville was handed an 11th straight loss
dating back to last season.
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