Denver Defeats Cincinnati 31-23 - Recap
|Denver Defeats Cincinnati 31-23 - Recap|
Peyton Manning passed for 3 TDs and 291 yards in leading the Broncos past Cincinnati on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Denver was a favorite by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 47.5.
Willis McGahee rushed for 66 yards, while Ronnie Hillman added 4 yards in the win. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas added 99 and 77 receiving yards respectively.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 56 yards for Cincinnati, while Andy Dalton added 16 yards. Andy Dalton threw for 299 yards for the Bengals, while receivers Jermaine Gresham and A.J. Green had 108 and 99 yards respectively.
Cincinnati outgained Denver 366-359 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-20 by the Bengals.
Cincinnati lost the time of possession battle 30:37/29:23, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Denver takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Cincinnati, they head home to face New York.