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Bronco running back C.J. Anderson scored three touchdowns in the game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco running back C.J. Anderson scored three touchdowns in the game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Denver, Colo. — The Denver Broncos beat the Buffalo Bills by playing an East Coast style game. Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning did not throw a touchdown pass even though it meant blowing a record, but he won the game 24 to 17. And the Broncos led the Bills by two or three touchdowns for most of the game.
The Broncos put their new star running back, C.J. Anderson to work and let him rush for three touchdowns.
The Bills fumbled in their first possession and the Broncos could not take it to the goal line. but on their next possession Peyton completed a 38-yard pass to Wes Welker and then turned it over to Anderson, who took it in from the 6 yard line to make the score 7-0 with a PAT from Connor Barth.
The Broncos had released Brandon McManus last week in favor of Barth, but McManus was back on the field this week blasting kick offs.
Buffalo BillsBy the end of the first quarter Peyton had thrown an interception, but the Bills were not able to score on it. The Bills managed to pick up a 44-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter to make the score 7-3.
On their first possession of the second quarter the Broncos started with good field position; due to a bad kick they went to work at the 40 yard line. Emmanuel Sanders carried the ball for a 13-yard gain, took a rough hit and picked up another 15 yards on an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Bills. This put the Broncos at the 19 yard line; they rushed the rest of the way and C.J .Anderson crossed the goal to make the score 14-3.
Broncos went after Bills quarterback Kyle Orton on the next possession and sacked him on two consecutive plays. The Broncos were back in the Bills red zone on their next drive but lost the ball on the 10 yard line when Jacob Tamme fumbled and the Bills recovered just as the half ended. The locker room score was Broncos 14, Bills 3.
Broncos scored again when the second half opened with a 47-yard run by Juwan Thompson, who carried the ball to the 24 yard line. Welker moved it a little more, and Anderson rushed for the touchdown , his third of the game, to make the score 21-3. On the next two possessions the two teams traded interceptions. Broncos ended up with the ball on a Chris Harris Jr. interception at the end of the third quarter and scored on a 50-yard field goal by Barth to make the score 24-3.
As the fourth quarter opened the Bills got to the Bronco red zone, almost lost the score on an interception that was ruled incomplete and scored on a touchdown by Chris Hogan to make the score 24-10.
With a minute to go in the game, the Bills got back into the Bronco red zone and quarterback Kyle Orton rushed from the l yard line to make the score 24-17. Bronco Dave Bruten foiled an offside kick attempt and the Broncos are now 10-3, staying on top in the AFC West. The Bills now are 7-6.
Broncos next Sunday play the Chargers at San Diego. The Chargers are 8-5 after losing 23-14 to the New England Patriots at San Diego Sunday.
After that the Broncos play the (8-4-1) Bengals at Cincinnati and the (2-11) Oakland Raiders at Denver.
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Bronco running back Juwan Thompson launched a third quarter touchdown drive with a 47-yard run. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco running back Juwan Thompson launched a third quarter touchdown drive with a 47-yard run. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco linebacker Von Miller grabs Bills quarterback Kyle Orton. (Buffalo Bills photo)

Bronco linebacker Von Miller grabs Bills quarterback Kyle Orton. (Buffalo Bills photo)

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made runs leading Denver's first touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made runs leading Denver’s first touchdown Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan scored Buffalo's first touchdown Sunday. (Buffalo Bills photo)

Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan scored Buffalo’s first touchdown Sunday. (Buffalo Bills photo)

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to Bills quarterback Kyle  Orton after the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to Bills quarterback Kyle Orton after the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

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