- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Both quarterbacks in this contest had great games but Peyton Manning's Broncos come out on top due to a late Tony Romo mistake.
Manning showed no signs of slowing down, throwing four touchdowns and rushing for another. Romo showed he can do better, throwing five touchdowns, but throwing a late interception, leading to a Matt Prater field goal to give the Broncos a 51-48 win over the Cowboys.
Romo was on his way to leading a game-winning drive when he was picked off by linebacker Danny Trevathan. Trevathan had injured his knee Wednesday during practice but was cleared to play and ended up being the hero, making a diving catch for the interception with under two minutes to go. Manning took it over from there, running the clock all the way down to make sure that Prater's field goal was the last play of the game.
According to The Associated Press, Romo had the first 500-yard passing game in Cowboys' history, throwing for 506 yards on 25-26 passing.
USA Today reports that the Broncos have now scored 103 points in the last two weeks, after demolishing the Eagles last week.
Image: Wikimedia Commons