Manning leads Broncos past Chargers

Denver, CO ( – Peyton Manning didn’t have much time to savor
his latest NFL record for career touchdown passes, but he added to that record
on Thursday night.

Manning threw three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver
Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

The reigning and five-time NFL MVP broke Brett Favre’s record for most career
touchdown passes in a 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. On
Thursday, Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns
to bring his career TD total to 513.

Sanders caught nine passes for 120 yards for the Broncos (6-1), who have won
four in a row. Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 105 yards.

Ronnie Hillman carried the ball 20 times for 109 yards and Juwan Thompson
rushed for 24 yards and two scores on seven carries.

Philip Rivers connected on 30-of-41 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and
two interceptions for the Chargers (5-3), who have lost two straight since a
five-game winning streak.

Keenan Allen caught nine passes for 73 yards and a score for San Diego.
Antonio Gates became the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving yards after
catching five passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns.

Last season in week 15, San Diego came away with a 27-20 win in Denver.
However, the Broncos eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs a month later.