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yards. He has 29 touchdown passes on the season, moving past Jake Plummer and John Elway for the most by a Denver quarterback in a single year.
Manning threw two of the scores to Demaryius Thomas, who finished with eight catches for 99 yards.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller returned an interception 26 yards for his first NFL score to give Denver a 28-10 lead late in the third quarter.
“You look at that type of swing that a pick-6 is from a mental standpoint, from a point standpoint, it’s tough to over- come,” said Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who completed 18 of 39 passes for 242 yards.
Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin was held to 56 yards on 18 carries, one of the worst days of his sensational rookie season, and Denver played two high safeties, taking away the deep passes.
“I have to give respect to the Denver Broncos,” Martin said. “They did a good job of containing our offense.”
Unrein is a second-year undrafted defensive tackle-turned tight end from the University of Wyoming. CHICAGO — His team desperate for a road win, Russell Wilson had one simple message before overtime.
This is it, this is the season.
If the Seattle Seahawks didn’t save it, they sure gave their playoff hopes a boost.
Wilson threw two late touchdowns, connecting with Sidney Rice for a 13-yard score with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
“He’s just so beautifully poised and so confident that it gives himself a chance to play at this level,” coach Pete Carroll said of Wilson.
Unbeaten in five home games, the Seahawks finally figured a way to win on the road after dropping five of their first six, and knocked off the NFC North leaders in the process.
“I just told the guys, ‘This is what the season comes down to, right here and right now,’” Wilson said.
A 97-yard touchdown drive late in regulation gave the Seahawks a lead that didn’t last, and they finally won it on Rice’s catch after Chicago’s Robbie Gould sent it into overtime with a field goal.
Seattle (7-5) leads the NFC wild-card chase and, despite its frequent struggles on the road has won three in a row in the regular season at Soldier Field.
The Bears are 64-11 under Smith when they go into the fourth quarter with a lead.
Seahawks guard James Carpenter suffered a knee injury. Carroll said X-rays showed no breaks.