Denver Defeats Cleveland 34-12 - Recap
|Denver Defeats Cleveland 34-12 - Recap|
Denver got 3 passing strikes from Peyton Manning en route to a 34-12 victory over Cleveland on Sunday in Week 16 action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Denver was a favorite by 10.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 43.5.
Knowshon Moreno rushed for 78 yards, while Ronnie Hillman added 35 yards in the win. Demaryius Thomas and Jacob Tamme added 102 and 69 receiving yards respectively.
Trent Richardson rushed for 53 yards for Cleveland, while Colt McCoy added 17 yards. Brandon Weeden threw for 104 yards for the Browns, while receivers Greg Little and Benjamin Watson had 58 and 47 yards respectively.
Cleveland was outgained by Denver 457-233 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-20 by the Broncos.
Cleveland lost the time of possession battle 33:40/26:20, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Denver takes its act home to face Kansas City looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.