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Fourth quarter belongs to Broncos in a big way

4:07 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his teams 35-24 victory ovet the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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With Peyton Manning putting a new spin on the art of the comeback almost every week and the Denver defense keeping him in every game, the Broncos have outscored their opponents 79-6 in the fourth quarter this season.

The 73-point differential is 37 points better than the next best team, the New York Giants, and is the second-highest total through six games in the Super Bowl era. Only the 1980 Detroit Lions, who finished 9-7, had a better differential at this point in the season, according to STATS LLC. The '80 Lions outscored their first six opponents 84-10 in the final period.

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