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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.

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