DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Falls To Indianapolis, 27-13

Turnovers and inability to convert fourth downs doom the Broncos.

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Turnovers Prove Too Much For Broncos

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Peyton Manning passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns as the Colts’ high-powered offense proved too much for Denver in a 27-13 final at INVESCO Field.

Austin Collie was the main beneficiary of Manning’s 58th career 300-yard passing game, setting career highs across the board with 12 catches, 171 yards and two touchdowns.

With Pierre Garcon out with a hamstring injury, Blair White stepped in and caught a touchdown pass in his first NFL game. Reggie Wayne added 65 yards on four catches and Dallas Clark reeled in five passes for 44 yards.

Manning hit on 27-of-43 pass attempts while the running game totaled just 40 yards for Indianapolis (2-1), which was coming off an impressive 38-14 victory over the Giants last Sunday night.

Denver also abandoned the run, as Kyle Orton racked up a career-best 476 passing yards on 37-of-57 attempts but had only one touchdown to pair with an interception.

Brandon Lloyd had a career-high 169 yards and a score on six grabs, while Jabar Gaffney totaled 12 receptions and 140 yards for Denver (1-2), which was flying high after a 31-14 win over Seattle last Sunday only to be dealt a harsh dose of reality a day later with the death of wide receiver Kenny McKinley.

An autopsy on Tuesday confirmed it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Broncos honored McKinley prior to the game with a moment of silence, and a decal of his number 11 will adorn the Broncos’ helmets for the remainder of the year.


Manning Tosses Another TD, Denver Responds With Another FG

After Peyton Manning drove down the field and threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to rookie Blair White, the Broncos used a spectacular reception by Brandon Lloyd to get within field goal range. They were unable to get a first down, but scored on a Matt Prater 34 yard field goal.

Lloyd is having a spectacular game against the Indianapolis secondary, with 162 receiving yards and a touchdown.


Orton Connects With Brandon Lloyd For Touchdown

Kyle Orton threw his longest pass of the season, a 48 yard pass to Brandon Lloyd and the Broncos have come out of the gate flying after halftime.

Indianapolis now leads 13-10.


Kyle Orton Throws An Interception, Peyton Manning Throws A Touchdown

Indianapolis cornerback James Lacey intercepted a Kyle Orton pass intended for Eddie Royal and ran it back to the Denver 26 yard line.

The Denver defense was unable to hold the Colts offense this time, as Peyton Manning threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Austin Collie to give Indianapolis a 13-0 lead midway through the second quarter.


Perrish Cox Makes Crucial Mistake, Broncos Defense Holds Firm

Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox fumbled the punt return, and Indianapolis recovered the football at the Denver 14 yard line. Again, as has been the pattern all day, the Denver defense stopped the Colts rushing attack and pressured Peyton Manning into a couple of forced throws, holding the Colts to a Vinatieri 33 yard field goal.

Even though Denver has only gained one first down and has already turned the ball over deep in their territory, it’s still only a one possession game.


Indianapolis Scores First On Vinatieri Field Goal

Adam Vinatieri kicked a 38-yard field goal midway through the first quarter to push Indiaapolis to a 3-0 lead.

The Denver defense has bent, but not broken yet, refusing to allow big plays and limiting the Colt’s rush offense. Their offense, however, has only had the ball for one possession and were stopped on third down.

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