Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three
touchdowns as the Denver Broncos locked up the top seed in the AFC and
home field advantage on Sunday with a 38-3 thumping of the Kansas City
Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Denver (13-3) entered the game as the No. 2 seed behind the Houston Texans,
but were in position to take over the top spot by kickoff after the Texans
lost to the Indianapolis Colts.
Manning completed 23-of-29 passing in just three quarters of action, and
wrapped up his regular season with team records in completions (400), passing
yards (4,659), completion percentage (68.6), touchdown passes (37) and
quarterback rating (105.8).
Demaryius Thomas had a huge day through the air, catching seven passes for 122
yards and a touchdown, while Eric Decker snagged seven passes from Manning for
76 yards and two scores as the Broncos ended the regular season on an 11-game
Knowshon Moreno collected 44 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and Lance
Ball added 66 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the victory.
Jamaal Charles rushed for 53 yards on 14 carries. He finished the regular
season with 1,509 rushing yards, becoming just the third player in Chiefs
history to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark. Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson also
accomplished the feat.
Brady Quinn struggled under center, completing just 7-of-16 passes for 49
yards for Kansas City (2-14), which will have the top pick next April's draft.
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