October 2012 - Denver Broncos Wiretap

Manning, Broncos Beat Saints 34-14 (+21.4 TC, +24 TRC)

Oct 29, 2012 1:59 PM

The Denver Broncos improved to 4-3 with a 34-14 win over the New Orleans Saints.

The Broncos had a +21.4 advantage in The Trench Counter, recording twice as many first downs and outgaining the Saints by a 3.3 margin on a yards per play basis. Denver had a +24 edge in Total Rushes/Completions.

Peyton Manning went 22-for-30 for 305 yards and three touchdowns.

Demaryius Thomas caught seven balls for 137 yards and a touchdown, while Eric Decker had two touchdowns.

Willis McGahee rushed 23 times for 122 yards with a touchdown.

Drew Brees went 22-for-42 for 213 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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Broncos Beat Chargers 35-24 (+11.9 TC, -6 TRC)

Oct 16, 2012 12:33 PM

The Denver Broncos scored 35 unanswered points to erase a 24-point halftime deficit in their road win at the San Diego Chargers. Both teams now have a 3-3 record.

The Broncos had a +11.9 advantage in The Trench Counter, with a +3 edge in turnover differential and +2.7 on yards per play. The Chargers had a +6 advantage in Total Rushes/Completions.

Peyton Manning went 24-for-30 for 309 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for a Chargers' touchdown. Deric Decker caught six balls for 98 yards, while Brandon Stokley caught the go-ahead score.

The Broncos' defense struggled in the first half, but had a 65-yard fumble return in the third and a 46-yard interception return late in the fourth to extend the lead to 11.

Philip Rivers was 25-for-41 for two touchdowns, four interceptions and two lost fumbles.

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Brady, Patriots Defeat Manning, Broncos 31-21 (+7.3 TC, +26 TRC)

Oct 8, 2012 1:21 AM

The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 31-21 in Peyton Mannings' return to Foxboro.

The Patriots had a +7.3 advantage in The Trench Counter, recording 13 more first downs and two fewer turnovers. New England had a +26 edge in Total Rushes/Completions.

Tom Brady went 23-for-31 for 223 yards and one touchdown, while Peyton Manning went 31-for-44 for 345 yards and three touchdowns.

The Patriots excelled in the running game as Stevan Ridley led the way with 28 carries on 151 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Bolden rushed 14 times for 54 yards, while Danny Woodhead had an efficient 47 yards on seven carries.

Wes Welker was the Patriots' top receiver with 13 catches on 15 targets for 104 yards.

Demarius Thomas caught nine balls for 188 yards for the Broncos.

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Belichick 'Not Excited About Having To Face' Peyton Manning

Oct 1, 2012 11:06 PM

Peyton Manning will face the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time as a member of the Denver Broncos.

"Definitely interested to see where [he ended up],'' Bill Belichick said on Monday. "He's been an impact player for whatever team he's on, so I'm not saying that I'm real excited about having to face him again. But you've got to play somebody.''

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