Manning throws for 3 TDs in Broncos 30-23 win

Manning throws for 3 TDs in Broncos 30-23 win
November 18, 2012, 8:01 pm
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San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) celebrates after intercepting a pass and scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns and Von Miller had three sacks, as the Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-23 on Sunday to take a three-game lead in the AFC West.

Manning threw for 270 yards and Miller finished the day with 13 sacks on the season - most in the NFL.

The Broncos quarterback got off to a slow start, throwing an interception that Eric Weddle returned for a score and an early 7-0 lead. But the Broncos (7-3) took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again.

Manning won his 148th regular-season game as a starting quarterback, tying John Elway for second on the all-time list. Brett Favre has 186.

The Chargers (4-6) lost for the fifth time in six games.