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NFL ROUNDUP: Manning, Broncos keep Jags winless

Peyton Manning waves to the crowd after Sunday’s win against Jacksonville.

Peyton Manning waves to the crowd after Sunday’s win against Jacksonville.

DENVER — Knowshon Moreno ran for three touchdowns, Peyton Manning threw for two scores to help offset three turnovers and the Denver Broncos pulled away to beat the winless Jacksonville Jaguars 35-19 on Sunday.

Manning had touchdown passes of 3 yards to Julius Thomas and 20 yards to Wes Welker to increase his season total to 22, the most through six games in NFL history. But he also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown and fumbled twice.

Moreno ran for 42 yards and had touchdowns of 3, 8 and 5 yards, all in the second half, to help Denver (6-0) extend its franchise-record winning streak to 17 regular-season games.

Denver also was bolstered by the return of 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, who made his season debut after missing the first five games with a foot sprain suffered in a preseason game against Seattle.

But it was tougher against Jacksonville than the oddsmakers, who made Denver a 27-point favorite going into the game, thought it would be. The Broncos were held to a season low in points.

Jacksonville tried hard for the upset from the get-go, starting with a fake punt on a fourth-and-4 from its own 26-yard line in the opening minutes of the game. The Broncos stuffed fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou well short of the first down after he took the direct snap, giving Denver a short field for its first score.

Chad Henne, starting in place of injured Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (hamstring), completed 27 of 42 passes for 303 yards. He was intercepted two times.

Justin Blackmon added 14 receptions for 190 yards for Jacksonville (0-6).

Up by two points at the half, the Broncos got two third-quarter touchdown runs from Moreno around a scoring run by Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew to make it 28-19.

Manning later fumbled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Jaguars cornerback Mike Harris, but Jacksonville failed to capitalize. Kayvon Webster intercepted a pass by Henne, and Manning guided the Broncos down the field, leading to Moreno’s third touchdown run with 9:09 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Denver pulled out to a 14-0 lead as Manning finished the Broncos’ opening possession with a short scoring pass to Thomas before hitting Welker for a 20-yard TD pass.

It was the 800th career reception by Welker, who became the 27th player in NFL history to reach the milestone.

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Bengals 27, Bills 24 (OT): Mike Nugent atoned for an earlier miss by kicking a 43-yard field goal with 6:44 left in overtime and Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes to lift visiting Cincinnati.

Brandon Tate’s 29-yard punt return to Buffalo’s 33-yard line set up Nugent’s winning kick for the Bengals (4-2), who moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC North despite blowing a 14-point lead. Dalton threw for a season-high 337 yards and A.J. Green had six catches for 103 yards and a TD for Cincinnati.

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Chiefs 24, Raiders 7: Jamaal Charles accounted for 128 total yards and two touchdowns as host Kansas City stifled Oakland to remain unbeaten.

Charles had 78 yards rushing and made five catches for 50 yards while scoring on short runs in the second and third quarters. Alex Smith was just 14-of-31 for 128 yards, but the Chiefs (6-0) recorded 10 sacks and intercepted Terrelle Pryor three times while snapping a six-game home losing streak against their AFC West rivals.

Pryor completed 18-of-34 passes for 216 yards and ran for a team-high 60 yards. Denarius Moore had a game-high 82 yards receiving and a score as the Raiders (2-4) fell to 0-3 on the road.

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Chiefs 24, Raiders 7: Jamaal Charles accounted for 128 total yards and two touchdowns as host Kansas City stifled Oakland to remain unbeaten.

Charles had 78 yards rushing and made five catches for 50 yards while scoring on short runs in the second and third quarters. Alex Smith was just 14-of-31 for 128 yards, but the Chiefs (6-0) recorded 10 sacks and intercepted Terrelle Pryor three times while snapping a six-game home losing streak against their AFC West rivals.

Pryor completed 18-of-34 passes for 216 yards and ran for a team-high 60 yards. Denarius Moore had a game-high 82 yards receiving and a score as the Raiders (2-4) fell to 0-3 on the road.

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Panthers 35, Vikings 10: Cam Newton passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another to lead visiting Carolina to a rout of Minnesota.

Newton was 20-for-26 for 242 yards and threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell, Steve Smith and Mike Tolbert, and he added 30 yards on the ground for the Panthers (2-3). LaFell caught four passes for 107 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown.

The Vikings (1-4) managed only 290 total yards as quarterback Matt Cassel was 32-of-44 for 241 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson, playing despite his 2-year-old son’s death this week, was limited to 62 yards on 10 carries, his lowest output since he had 60 yards in Week 2 last season.

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Steelers 19, Jets 6: Ben Roethlisberger tossed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders early in the third quarter and Shaun Suisham kicked four field goals as visiting Pittsburgh recorded its first victory of the season.

Roethlisberger completed 23-of-30 passes for 264 yards and Antonio Brown overcame a dropped pass in the end zone to reel in nine receptions for 86 yards. Tight end Heath Miller added six catches for 84 yards for the Steelers (1-4), who improved to 17-4 all-time against New York.

Rookie Geno Smith (19-for-34, 201 yards) followed up his impressive performance versus Atlanta on Monday by struggling against Pittsburgh - highlighted by a pair of interceptions at the goal line. Nick Folk made a pair of field goals to improve to 13-for-13 for the Jets (3-3), who have alternated wins and losses throughout the season.

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Eagles 31, Buccaneers 20: Nick Foles passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Philadelphia made up for the absence of Michael Vick with a victory at Tampa Bay.

Foles was 22-of-31 for 296 yards in his first start of the season for the Eagles (3-3), with Vick sidelined with a hamstring injury. LeSean McCoy had 116 yards rushing to add to his NFL-leading total, and wide receivers Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson combined for 10 catches for 184 yards and three touchdowns.

Rookie Mike Glennon was 26-of-43 for 273 yards and had two touchdown passes to Vincent Jackson for the Buccaneers (0-5), who were dealing with injury issues coming out of their bye week. Wide receiver Mike Williams sat out with a hamstring injury, and guard Carl Nicks missed the game with a recurrence of a MRSA infection. Cornerback Johnthan Banks also has a MRSA infection but played because he was not a risk to spread it to other players.

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Packers 19, Ravens 17: Aaron Rodgers passed for 315 yards and a touchdown and Eddie Lacy rushed for a career-high 120 yards as visiting Green Bay edged Baltimore.

Rodgers was just 17-for-32 and threw an interception but found Jordy Nelson in the third quarter for his lone score. Nelson made four catches for 113 yards and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals for the Packers (3-2), who picked up their first road win.

Joe Flacco threw both of his touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including an 18-yard strike to Dallas Clark with 2:04 left, and finished with 342 yards. The Ravens (3-3) managed only 47 yards on the ground and could not get the stop they needed on Green Bay’s final possession, allowing the Packers to run out the clock.

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Rams 38, Texans 13: Sam Bradford matched a career high with three touchdown passes as visiting St. Louis handed sinking Houston its fourth consecutive defeat.

Alec Ogletree had a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown and Daren Bates returned a fumbled kickoff for a score as St. Louis (3-3) won its second straight game. Cory Harkey, Lance Kendricks and Brian Quick all had short scoring receptions and the Rams forced four turnovers and had five sacks.

Arian Foster rushed for 141 yards for Houston (2-4), which self-destructed in the third quarter while allowing a pick-six interception return for the fifth straight game. Bradford hit Quick for a 4-yard score midway through the stanza before St. Louis’ Keyshawn Martin fumbled the ball on the ensuing kickoff and Bates returned it 11 yards to make it 31-6.