Oct 12, 2014 4:48 PM
Manning throws for 3 TDs, Broncos beat Jets 31-17
The Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, leaving him two shy of Brett Favre's career mark, and the Denver Broncos beat the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday.
Julius Thomas caught two of Manning's scoring passes, and Ronnie Hillman ran for 100 yards on 24 carries for the Broncos (4-1). Demaryius Thomas finished with 10 catches for 124 yards and a TD.
Manning has 506 career touchdown passes, and could tie or break Favre's record next Sunday at home against San Francisco.
The Jets (1-5) had a chance to tie with less than a minute left. But with the ball at the 1, Geno Smith was intercepted by Aqib Talib, who returned it 22 yards for a sealing touchdown that sent New York to its fifth straight loss.
Eric Decker caught a touchdown pass for the Jets in his first game against his former team.
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