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U.S. Sports Desk, Dec 2 (EFE).- Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns to help lead the Denver Broncos to a 35-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in NFL action over the weekend.
"Big win because it was a division game," Manning said. "We played them two weeks ago in a close, tough game. We knew coming here would be tough as well. They were coming off a disappointing loss last week. We knew we'd get their best shot."
The Broncos (10-2) are now in first place in the AFC Western Division, while the Chiefs (9-3) have lost three straight after a 9-0 start and are stuck in second place in the division.
"We have two games coming up here in 11 days," Manning said. "That's where our focus is."
Manning bounced back Sunday from his poor outing the week before against the New England Patriots and finished 22 of 35 for 405 yards, with five touchdown passes and two interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 118.2.
"That's part of being a pro, putting last week's game behind you and learning from it and trying to be better from it. It's not easy to do," Manning said.
The 37-year-old star quarterback threw four touchdown passes to wide receiver Eric Decker and another to running back Knowshon Moreno.
"We knew that to double (wide receiver) Wes (Welker) would be a scenario, so sometimes Eric was going to draw single coverage," Manning said. "He played well. He ran good routes and I thought (offensive coordinator) Adam (Gase) called some good plays. We were able to get down the field, protection held up and allowed us to get down the field and Eric was awesome. Really, hats off to him the way he played today."
Manning now has 41 touchdown passes for the season and broke the Denver franchise record of 37 TDs that he set in the 2012 season, which was his first with the Broncos.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith finished the game 26 of 42 for 293 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception.