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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his record 500th touchdown pass Sunday in the first drive of the game against the Arizona Cardinals. He had a career high 479 passing yards and threw three more touchdowns. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his record 500th touchdown pass Sunday in the first drive of the game against the Arizona Cardinals. He had a career high 479 passing yards and threw three more touchdowns. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Denver, Colo. — The Denver Broncos reared back and took the undefeated Arizona Cardinals for a bumpy ride here Sunday at Sports Authority Stadium defeating them 41-20 by playing tough defensive and record setting offensive football.
Arizona spent the major part of the game in punt out city, losing their second string quarterback Drew Stanton to a possible concussion in the second half, and bringing in their third string quarterback Logan Thomas, who after being sacked two times in a row managed to fire off a 81-yard touchdown pass to Andre Ellington to make the score Broncos 24, Cardinals 20. Well, the Broncos rapidly changed that picture by scoring another Brandon McManus field goal to make it 27-20 another, Julius Thomas touchdown and letting Juwan Thompson score another touchdown to make the final score 41-20.
The Broncos started off the game by scoring a Julius Thomas touchdown and Peyton Manning’s record setting 500th touchdown to make the score 7-3.
Ariz CardinalCardinals answered with a second field goal to make the score 7-6. The Cardinals got tough and Jerraud Powers intercepted a Peyton Manning pass to Wes Welker but were unable to score on the takeover when Broncos sacked quarterback Drew Stanton on a third and nine. Von Miller got the sack.
Broncos lost their next touchdown by Emanuel Sanders on a penalty, but turned around and scored again on a 31-yard touchdown run by Demaryius Thomas to make the score 14-6.
Cardinals got their first touchdown on an interception by Andre Ellington who made the score 14-13.
On their way to the end of the first half the Broncos scored another Demaryius Thomas 86-yard touchdown to make the score 21-13 at the Half.
The Broncos had the first possession of the second half went to punt out city, then came back and scored a field goal to make the score 24-13. The Broncos dominated the rest of the half except for that one Logan Thomas to Ellington touchdown and took the Cardinals to the cleaners 41-20.
Next week the Broncos, who are now 4-1, will play the New York Jets away. The Jets are now 1-4, losing to the Chargers 31-0 Sunday, defeating only the Oakland Raiders 19-14 Sept. 7.
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Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has a career high 226 yards Sunday and scored two touchdowns. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has a career high 226 yards Sunday and scored two touchdowns. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas scored the first Denver touchdown of the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas scored the first Denver touchdown of the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)


Cardinals quarterback is sacked by Bronco Von Miller. (Denver Broncos photo)

Cardinals quarterback is sacked by Bronco Von Miller. (Denver Broncos photo)

Julius Thomas scored the next to the last Bronco touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Julius Thomas scored the next to the last Bronco touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

On the Broncos roster for the first time this season, Danny Trevathan sacks backup Cardinal quarterback Thomas Logan. (Denver Broncos photo)

On the Broncos roster for the first time this season, Danny Trevathan sacks backup Cardinal quarterback Thomas Logan. (Denver Broncos photo)

Juwan Thompson scored the Broncos' final touchdown. (Denver Broncos photo)

Juwan Thompson scored the Broncos’ final touchdown. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco Wes Welker was back in the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco Wes Welker was back in the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

After the game Sunday Broncos Head Coach John Fox thanks Demaryius Thomas for his role in the win. (Denver Broncos photo)

After the game Sunday Broncos Head Coach John Fox thanks Demaryius Thomas for his role in the win. (Denver Broncos photo)

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