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Peyton hits Decker for 4 TDs; Broncos sweep Chiefs
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) congratulates wide receiver Eric Decker (87) for a touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 1, 2013, 8:00 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four of them to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.

Decker had eight catches for a career-high 174 yards for the Broncos (10-2), who moved a game clear of the Chiefs (9-3) in the division. With four games left, Denver also holds the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over Kansas City in the last three weeks.

Jamaal Charles had 93 yards rushing for the Chiefs, and capped a 17-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:32 left in the game to close within a touchdown.

After forcing a punt with 3:32 remaining, Kansas City used three long pass plays to move deep into Broncos territory. But Alex Smith's pass to Dwayne Bowe in the end zone on fourth-and-4 with 1:45 left fell incomplete, allowing the Broncos to run out the clock.

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