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Peyton Manning runs for a touchdown; Broncos lead 28-20

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The good news for the Cowboys defense is that they have held Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas without catches in the first half of their game against the Broncos.

The bad news is that Peyton Manning has still thrown three touchdown passes and the Broncos lead 28-20 at the break. Manning has continued his torrid start to the season by completing 11-of-14 passes for 163 yards while setting a record for the most touchdown passes through five weeks before he’s even in the second half of the fifth week. The Cowboys share the look of befuddlement that we’ve seen on defense from each of Denver’s opponents so far this season.

Well, that’s not quite true. None of the other teams had to watch Manning run a naked bootleg for a one-yard score with 46 seconds to go in the half. It’s his first score in five years and probably not a sign that the Broncos are introducing a new wrinkle to their scheme.

The Broncos defense had that look early in the game as Tony Romo led the Cowboys to a touchdown on their opening drive and then cashed in an Eric Decker fumble with another score. The Broncos picked up their pass rush, three sacks thus far, and the Cowboys turned the ball over on a Dez Bryant fumble to help the Broncos back into the lead. Romo has made several big throws by scrambling to extend plays and has shown off his best side thus far, but it’s hard to imagine he can outgun a Broncos defense that shows no signs of slowing down.

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25 Responses to “Peyton Manning runs for a touchdown; Broncos lead 28-20”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 6:00 PM

    For a second we were thinking trap game. Then we realized it was the Cowboys.

  2. wwwfella says: Oct 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    PEYTON MANNING IS A MONSTER!!!

  3. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 6, 2013 6:05 PM

    Tries? He succeeded! Go Broncos. D needs to play better.

  4. askcabs says: Oct 6, 2013 6:09 PM

    He is amazing! Peyton Manning is the best QB that has ever played the game….hands down!!!

  5. jimbo75025 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:09 PM

    Peyton called it himself a few weeks ago when he said the Broncos were going to add some read option because it was the last thing anyone would expect. Bet everyone thought he was kidding huh?

  6. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:12 PM

    All I can say is can’t wait for next week when The Redskins hand the cowgirls their second loss in a row. 98 and 91 are liking their chops.!!!!!!!

  7. logicalvoiceseys says: Oct 6, 2013 6:14 PM

    Peyton is god… In the regular season.

  8. kingpel says: Oct 6, 2013 6:17 PM

    Faked me out for sure.

  9. ccooww says: Oct 6, 2013 6:19 PM

    @askcabs tell me again, how many rings does he have for being best QB ever.

  10. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 6, 2013 6:25 PM

    I thought he tried running for a touchdown fool ?

  11. malvaren18 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:25 PM

    He is having fun now, beware NFL

  12. bss753 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:29 PM

    Mannings a beast during the regular season and chokes in the post season. Go Ravens!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 302baller says: Oct 6, 2013 6:29 PM

    LOL LOL LOL @ Dallas…….the team America loves to hate!

  14. nfl4days says: Oct 6, 2013 6:41 PM

    Let’s wait till the postseasons before we declare Peyton a god. Everyone here knows that if Peyton goes out there and takes an L In the playoffs, this won’t mean anything. Ask brady and the 07 patriots or the 98 Vikings.

  15. cometkazie says: Oct 6, 2013 6:48 PM

    Archie used to run the naked bootleg very well, but I don’t think that was the play called in the huddle.

    It was fun to watch. I wonder what Archie will say?

  16. ravanator says: Oct 6, 2013 6:53 PM

    PEYTON IS JEALOUS OF RAY LEWIS AND HIS TWO SUPERBOWL RINGS.

    #raylewisisgod
    #broncofansarelaughable

  17. mediasloppy says: Oct 6, 2013 7:01 PM

    I really have a lot of respect for Manning, but can’t understand how the center and other linemen are moving after they get in their 3 point stance. Plus his sudden movements still are in effect.

    *No interior lineman may move abruptly after taking or simulating a three-point stance.

    *[Simulating a snap] could include a tight end, a running back and, in this case, the point of emphasis was on quarterbacks and their use of thrusting their hands and making quick and sudden movements.

  18. kingpel says: Oct 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    If the Cowboys win this game give me whoever they play next week and the points. Garrett is an awful head coach.

  19. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    Let me explain.

    As Dallas gets a lead, the officials will begin to EVEN MORE call penalties vs Dallas and ignore them vs. Denver.

    Why?

    They want the Manning story to continue.

    Kind of like the Seahawks got screwed in the SB when they wanted the Bus to win a SB.

    NFL = WWF

  20. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    Don’t worry Broncos.

    SB winners seldom play defense.

    ha ha ha ha ha

    50 pts to Dallas.

    50!!!!!!!!

  21. fordhamlit says: Oct 6, 2013 7:33 PM

    I’ve developed a true respect for Tony Romo’s consistency.

    It’s not easy to choke in the clutch time and time again, but he manages to deliver every time.

  22. mfclock says: Oct 6, 2013 8:11 PM

    18 looked like 16 (Jake Plummer) on that boot

  23. titans4evr says: Oct 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    It was impressive that he fooled the main camera man as well as most of us with his bootleg.

  24. bauldrdash says: Oct 6, 2013 11:19 PM

    We need Von and Champ back for sure. Awesome game though.

  25. djflav303 says: Oct 7, 2013 7:21 AM

    That was not the read option, it was a naked bootleg, I don’t mean to get technical but they two very different things

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