(DENVER) — Well that was a lot closer than expected.
Knowshon Moreno rushed for three touchdowns to help the Denver Broncos remained unbeaten with a 35-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Peyton Manning completed 28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns, but he also was intercepted and fumbled twice. He now has 22 touchdown passes on the year, a record for an NFL quarterback through six games.
The Jaguars were competitive the entire time, making sure the Broncos fell well short of covering the record 27-point betting line in Las Vegas.
“Sometimes, you score a lot of points and people take it for granted,” Manning said. “Even people in your own building can take it for granted. It’s not easy to win football games. I learned a long time ago, don’t take winning for granted.”
Moreno’s third score in the fourth quarter finally put the game out of reach. Chad Henne led the Jaguars with 303 passing yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. They racked up 362 yards of total offense but it wasn’t enough to stop the Broncos.
“What I saw was a team that played with a lot of emotion and it got the best of us,” Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley said. ” I just felt like the emotion got the best of us, but we settled down.”
With the loss, the Jaguars dropped to 0-6 on the season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire