Broncos Handle Raiders, Stay Perfect


Published on September 24 2013 6:31 am
Last Updated on September 24 2013 6:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Denver, CO) -- Peyton Manning threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos in a 37-21 win over the Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Manning says his receivers are doing great work after making the catch.

Eric Decker made eight catches for 133 yards and a score while Wes Welker and Julius Thomas each hauled in a TD grab as well. Ronnie Hillman ran for 66 yards and a touchdown as Denver moved to 3-and-0 despite turning the ball over two times. Darren McFadden ran for just nine yards on 12 carries but did score a touchdown and hit fellow running back Marcel Reece with a 16-yard touchdown pass for Oakland.  Terrelle Pryor finished with 281 yards passing and a touchdown before departing late in the fourth with a head injury. The Raiders fell to 1-2.


Bears' Melton Done For Season

(Lake Forest, IL) -- The Chicago Bears will be without defensive tackle Henry Melton for the rest of the season. Head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Monday that Melton suffered a torn ACL in Sunday night's win over the Steelers.  Melton was carted off the field in the fourth quarter. The 26-year-old had 13 sacks over the last two seasons, which ranks second in the NFL among defensive tackles in that span. He was playing this season on Chicago's franchise tag.


49ers Place Aldon Smith On Non-Football Injury List

(San Francisco, CA) -- With 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith on his way to an inpatient rehab facility, the team has placed him on the reserve-non-football injury list. Smith will remain there as long as he takes a leave of absence from the team. The Niners have the right not to pay Smith’s salary while he is on the non-football injury list, although there’s been no indication that they plan to do that.


Ravens' Jones Involved In Fight

(Washington, DC) -- Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is recovering from an altercation that took place early Monday morning on a party bus in DC. Jones was involved in a fight in which an exotic dancer struck him over the head with a bottle. The squabble reportedly left Jones "bleeding everywhere."  Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told reporters he was not impressed and disappointed in the incident.


Monday, September 23 Scoreboard


Denver Broncos 37, Oakland Raiders 21