Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Live Game Grades & Player Analysis

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Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Live Game Grades & Player Analysis

Broncos are forced to fight for their fifth victory.

It was not always pretty and it certainly wasn't easy but the Denver Broncos managed to beat the Cincinnati Bengals on the road and maintain their lead in the AFC West.

The Broncos started the game strong taking a 17-3 lead early in the third quarter when Trindon Holliday returned the second half kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. 

But then the Bengals offense began to get going. Quarterback Andy Dalton hooked up with A.J Green for a ten yard touchdown and Peyton Manning threw back to back interceptions.

Suddenly they gritty Bengals took a 20-17 lead.

Then Peyton Manning returned to form. He drove the Broncos offense 80 yards to a touchdown, and then following a Champ Bailey interception, 46 yards for another and the Broncos managed to put away the pesky Bengals.

The win makes the Broncos 5-3 on the season and raised their winning streak to three games. Denver has a full game lead atop the AFC West over the 4-4 San Diego Chargers.

The Bengals lost their fourth game in a row and the loss drops them to 3-5 on the year. 

Let's take a look at the Broncos final game grades and evaluations.

Broncos 31 Bengals 23

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