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Saints Fall To Broncos, 34-14

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Tight end Virgil Green #85 of the Denver Broncos dives for yards after the catch during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.


The New Orleans Saints had their two-game win streak snapped on Sunday night, after falling to the Denver Broncos, 34-14, in Denver, Colorado.

Denver got on the board first, going on an 11-play, 98-yard drive that was capped off on a 1-yard run by Willis McGahee, giving the Broncos a 7-0 lead at the 4:39 mark of the opening quarter.

New Orleans tied it on the first play of the second quarter, as quarterback Drew Brees connected with running back Darren Sproles on a 29-yard pass, to make it 7-7 at the 14:53 mark of the second period.

For Brees, it was his 300th career touchdown pass, and extended his NFL record of consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass to 50.

From there, it was all Broncos however, scoring 27 unanswered points to put the game away.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was responsible for the majority of those points, tossing three touchdown passes, including two to Eric Decker.

New Orleans scored a late touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Brees to Jimmy Graham, but it was the Broncos who walked away with a convincing 20-point win.

Denver out-gained the Saints, in terms of total yards, 530-252.

Leading the way for the Broncos was Manning, who completed 22-of-30 passes, for 305 yards, along with three touchdowns.

In a losing cause for New Orleans, Brees was 22-of-42, for 213 yards, along with two touchdowns and one interception.

With the victory, the Broncos improved to 4-3 on the year, while the Saints fell to 2-5.

View the game box score.

The Saints return to action on Monday, November 5, when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.



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