After getting through the toughest part of their schedule and reaching the bye week at 3-3, the Broncos have only one opponent on the rest of the schedule that currently has a winning record (Baltimore). Too early to call them front-runners, though they certainly played like it against one of the league's most beleaguered teams.
"I'm sure the coaches will find some mistakes on the film," Manning said. "But it was what we were looking for."
Notes: The Broncos lost a fumble in their 12th straight game, the longest streak in the NFL since the Cardinals lost 18 straight in 1996-97. ... Saints S Roman Harper left in the third quarter with a concussion. ... Manning threw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and completed 70 percent of his passes for a record fourth straight game. ... The lead blocker on McGahee's 1-yard touchdown was DT Mitch Unrein. ... The Saints fell to 2-8 lifetime against the Broncos.
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