ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Broncos won their third-straight game to open the 2013 season, earning a 37-21 victory over the Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Quarterback Peyton Manning completed 32-of-37 passes for 374 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 135.8.
Manning increased his season total to 12 touchdowns, establishing a new NFL record through three weeks of play.
The quarterback hit wide receiver Eric Decker for a 2-yard score on the Broncos’ opening drive, then found wideout Wes Welker and tight end Julius Thomas for second quarter touchdowns to help Denver to a 27-7 lead at halftime.
Kicker Matt Prater made two of his three field goals in the second half and Denver added a 1-yard rushing score from Ronnie Hillman to cap the scoring.
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