Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas connected on two 3rd quarter touchdowns (8,10), and Von Miller returned an interception 26 yards as the Broncos scored 21 third quarter points to erase a 10-7 deficit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Broncos went on to win 31-23 to improve to 9-3 on the season. Manning finished the night 27/38 for 242 yards, an interception and tossed his first touchdown of the night to defensive lineman Mitch Unrein from 1 yard out. Thomas totaled 99 yards on 8 catches and the 2 scores. Jacob Tamme hauled in 9 catches for 89 yards. Knowshon Moreno led the team in rushing with 69 yards on 20 attempts. Miller added 6 tackles and a forced fumble to his night. Chris Harris Jr. also had 6 tackles. Matt Prater added 4 extra points and 31 yard field goal.
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