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Broncos win big but not enough to cover huge point spread

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:07:58 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 13 2013 07:34:14 PM CDT
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Peyton Manning after the Broncos 35 - 19 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Photo by Isaac Blancas.

DENVER -

Peyton Manning threw for two scores and Knowshon Moreno ran for three to lead the Denver Broncos to a tougher-than-expected 35-19 victory Sunday over the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.
    
The Broncos (6-0) came in as 27-point favorites, and much of the pregame hype centered on whether they'd cover the spread and when Manning would come out of the game.
    
Neither happened.
    
Manning finished 28 for 42 for 295 yards, but lost two fumbles and threw a pick-6 - a 59-yard interception return by Paul Posluszny that pulled the Jaguars (0-6) within 14-12 at halftime.
    
It was a two-point game late in the third quarter, before Moreno scored his last touchdown, an 8-yard run, for a 28-19 lead. Moreno finished with 42 yards.
    
Justin Blackmon had 14 catches for 190 yards for Jacksonville.

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