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Running back C.J. Anderson scored the second of three touchdowns in the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday. Anderson led the Broncos in rushing with 27 carries for 167 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Running back C.J. Anderson scored the second of three touchdowns in the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday. Anderson led the Broncos in rushing with 27 carries for 167 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Denver, Colo. — The Denver Broncos mixed it up with the Miami Dolphins at Sports Authority Stadium here today and kept fans on the edge of their seats as they won a virtual barn burner 39-36. The Broncos lagged behind the Dolphins for most of the game and didn’t pull ahead of Miami until the end of the fourth quarter on a Wes Welker touchdown that made the score 39-28.
The Dolphins didn’t give them time to sit on their laurels as they roared back with a touchdown and a two point conversion to eat up Bronco’s comfortable lead to make the final score 39-36. Miami kept coming at Denver and launched an offside kick which was caught by Denver’s star running back C.J. Anderson who saved the game for Denver.
Miami opened the game with a touchdown by Daniel Thomas, and the best Broncos could muster was a Brandon McManus field goal to make the score 7-3.
Dolphis logo 1Miami’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill drove the Dolphins back to the red zone and scored himself on a 1-yard quarterback scramble to make the score 14-3.
Broncos managed to answer with a 77-yard 14-play Peyton Manning drive to the 5 yard line and a Demaryius Thomas touchdown to make the score 14-10.
As the second quarter was ending Tannehill drove down to the Bronco 10 yard line and connected with Mike Wallace for the touchdown to make the score 21-10.
With a 1:54 to go in the first half Peyton hustled his team back down to the Miami red zone involving Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker who took the ball to the 14 yard line and Peyton hit Demaryius Thomas for the touchdown from 14 yards out to make the score at the end of the half 21-17.
The Broncos came back out in possession to start the second half with a head of steam but could not score. They put the ball back in the red zone and couldn’t get over the goal line on a 3rd and one, and kicker Brandon McManus missed a 34-yard field goal. Makes you wonder why they let Matt Prater go.
The Dolphins went to punt out city as the Bronco defense, which had been flustered in the first half, tightened up. Terrance Knighton sacked Tannehill for a loss of 12.
The next possession did not stay in the Bronco’s court long as Isaiah Burse fumbled his kickoff return and gave the Dolphins an easy touchdown from the Bronco 5 yard line; Jarvis Landry went over to make the score 28-17.
Broncos start the fourth quarter with good field position with a 40-yard kickoff return by Omar Bolden, and they amble down the field with a 20-yard run by C.J. Anderson, get Demaryius Thomas to the 7 yard line and he takes the ball in for a touchdown; Emmanuel Sanders scores the two point conversion to make the score 28-25.
The Dolphins go back to punt out city, and Broncos come knocking on their door again with Emmanuel Sanders and C.J. Anderson moving the ball down to the 4 yard line, they are bounced back to the 19 yard line on a penalty and C.J. Anderson scores the touchdown to go ahead 32 –28.
On their next possession the Dolphins go to interception city on a Tannehill pass intercepted by Bronco T.J. Ward and waltzed across the goal line by Wes Welker to make the score 39-28 with two minutes to go in the game.
With help from Bronco defensive penalties the Dolphins get back to the goal line and score a Jarvis Landry touchdown and two point conversion to make the final score 39-36. They couldn’t make the offside kick work, ran out of time, and the Broncos won.
The Broncos now are 8-3.
The Broncos next meet the Kansas City Chiefs Nov. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are 7-4 after losing to the previously winless Raiders 24-20 Thursday at Oakland. The Broncos beat the Chiefs 24-17 Sept. 14 at Denver.
The Broncos again lead the AFC West, and the Chiefs and San Diego Chargers are currently tied for second.
After the Chiefs game the Broncos play the Buffalo Bills at Denver, the Chargers at San Diego and the Bengals at Cincinnati. They close the season Dec. 28 playing the Raiders at Denver.
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Wide receiver  Demaryius Thomas scored  three touchdowns for Denver Sunday: two in the second quarter and one in the fourth quarter.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scored three touchdowns for Denver Sunday: two in the second quarter and one in the fourth quarter. (Denver Broncos photo)

A Brandon McManus field goal put the Broncos on the scoreboard in the first quarter Sunday. McManus, however, missed a field goal in the third quarter. (Denver Broncos photo)

A Brandon McManus field goal put the Broncos on the scoreboard in the first quarter Sunday. McManus, however, missed a field goal in the third quarter. (Denver Broncos photo)


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