Broncos 34, Browns 12

DENVER - Denver won its 10th straight game as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72d time of his career to beat Cleveland.

With the win, Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell, 23-6, to the Vikings.

Manning finished with 339 yards on 30-for-43 passing.

Cleveland 3 0 3 6 – 12

Denver 7 7 7 13 – 34

First quarter

Den–D.Thomas 22 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 12:10.

Cle–FG Dawson 27, 4:35.

Second quarter

Den–Decker 10 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 12:40.

Third quarter

Cle–FG Dawson 53, 11:09.

Den–Decker 8 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 4:33.

Fourth quarter

Den–FG Prater 27, 14:53.

Den–Hester 1 run (Prater kick), 12:11.

Cle–Little 6 pass from McCoy (run failed), 7:56.

Den–FG Prater 41, 1:55.

A: 76,351.

Cle   Den

First downs 20   29

Total Net Yards 233   457

Rushes-yards 18-91   32-118

Passing 142   339

Punt Returns 2-11   3-2

Kickoff Returns 2-60   1-6

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 21-36-0   30-43-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 6-41   0-0

Punts 4-42.3   3-49.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   2-0

Penalties-Yards 10-69   11-84

Time of Possession 26:20   33:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cleveland, Richardson 9-53, McCoy 2-17, Hardesty 3-14, Weeden 3-4, Cribbs 1-3. Denver, Moreno 22-78, Hillman 6-35, Hester 3-6, Osweiler 1-(minus 1).

Passing: Cleveland, Weeden 12-19-0-104, McCoy 9-17-0-79. Denver, Manning 30-43-1-339.

Receiving: Cleveland, Little 6-58, Watson 3-47, Benjamin 3-46, Richardson 3-15, Ogbonnaya 2-2, Gordon 1-7, Hardesty 1-7, Smelley 1-3, Smith 1-(minus 2). Denver, D.Thomas 9-102, Decker 6-65, Moreno 5-49, Stokley 5-32, Dreessen 3-22, Tamme 2-69.

Missed Field Goals: None.