Denver's defense leads Broncos past Vikings 23-20

Oct 4, 2015 8:38 PM by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - Brandon McManus kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:51 left and Denver had seven sacks in the Broncos' 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Von Miller smothered the loose ball after T.J. Ward's sack-strip of Teddy Bridgewater in the closing seconds, sealing the win for the unbeaten Broncos (4-0), who got a 72-yard touchdown run from Ronnie Hillman.

Peyton Manning has led his teams to a 4-0 start seven times, most in NFL history by a long shot. Next up at four is Fran Tarkenton. Manning also joined Brett Favre as the only QBs to win 100 home starts in the NFL.

It wasn't a great day for Manning, who was picked off twice by the Vikings (2-2).

Adrian Peterson ran for a 48-yard touchdown to pull Minnesota to 20-17 and cap a 97-yard drive with 10 minutes left.


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