|(NFL) Manning punches holes in Raiders defense
Quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw seven touchdowns in Denver's opener, tossed another three Monday night, and the Broncos routed the Oakland Raiders 37-21 at Sports Authority Field.
The 37-year-old American has the most touchdown passes through the first three games of the National Football League season with 12.
Manning became the first quarterback in 51 years and sixth overall to throw seven touchdowns in a game in Denver's opener against the Baltimore Ravens. He had two passing touchdowns against the New York Giants in week two.
Manning was 21-of-24 for 264 yards and three scores in the first half against the Raiders. He finished 32-of-37 for 374 yards for Denver.
The Broncos improved to 3-0 on the season and have outscored their opponents 127-71 this season.
Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, while Wes Welker grabbed seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown for Denver.
“Our wide receivers did a good job getting open and finding the some holes in the zone,'' Manning said.
Raiders' quarterback Terrelle Pryor completed 19-of-28 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown.
Oakland was coming off a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week two.
The Broncos jumped ahead 10-0 before Oakland even picked up a first down, and they took a commanding 17-0 lead in the second quarter.—AFP