Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/2/12
DENVER -- Peyton Manning threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns, Von Miller returned an interception for his first NFL touchdown, and the Denver Broncos clinched their second consecutive AFC West title with a 31-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Demaryius Thomas had eight catches for 99 yards and two scores, and Jacob Tamme caught nine passes for 89 yards for the Broncos (9-3), who have won seven straight. Denver is assured of at least one home playoff game, and it stayed in the race for a first-round postseason bye. Tampa Bay (6-6) was eliminated from the NFC South race. The Buccaneers are a game behind Seattle for the final wild card in the NFC. Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who entered Sunday fourth in the NFL in rushing, had 18 carries for 56 yards -- and just 8 yards in the second half. Josh Freeman went 18-for-39 for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Manning has 29 touchdown passes, breaking the single-season franchise record of 27, ...
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