Denver Broncos recorded eighth consecutive win with victory over the Oakland Raiders
Last Updated: December 8, 2012 5:28pm
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 30th touchdown pass of the season as the Broncos recorded a 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Manning connected with Joel Dreessen with a six-yard pass on the opening drive of the match to set the Broncos (10-3) on their way to an eighth consecutive win.
Manning completed 26-of-36 passes for 310 yards, while Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and a score on a career-high 32 carries
Kicker Matt Prater also kept the scoreboard ticking over, with field goals from 43, 34, 20 and 33 yards.
The Raiders were guilty of coming out for the game flat and were 13-0 down before they gave themselves half-a-chance.
Phillip Adams intercepted Manning to set the Raiders on an 80-yard drive down field before Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer connected with Darren McFadden for a touchdown.
However the Raiders (3-10) failed to build on that - and had to wait until the final quarter for their next score. Palmer threw a 56-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a consolation touchdown.
Palmer finished with 273 yards from 19-of-30 passes.
Denver will now face Baltimore next week in a clash that will help decide who gets a first-round play-off bye.