Moreno, Manning lift Broncos over plucky yet winless Jags

12:29 AM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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Denver, CO ( - 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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