Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CIN 294
    • 390 DEN
  • Turnovers

    • CIN 1
    • 1 DEN
  • Possession

    CIN DEN
    27:50 37:28
  • 1st Downs

    • CIN 22
    • 22 DEN

Game Information

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Denver, CO 80204
  • Line: DEN -3.5
  • Over/Under: 39
Attendance: 76,868
100%
Capacity: 76,125
Referees: Rusty Baynes, Adrian Hill, Greg Meyer, Scott Helverson, Ed Hochuli, Clay Martin, Pat Turner
12/29/2015 Associated Press

Broncos edge Bengals in OT, clinch playoff spot

DeMarcus Ware beat AJ McCarron to a fumbled snap in overtime to send the Denver Broncos into the playoffs with a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234OTT
Bengals7703017
Broncos0377320
first QuarterCINDEN
TD
7:26
A.J. Green 5 Yd pass from AJ McCarron (Mike Nugent Kick)
15 plays, 80 yards, 7:34
70
second QuarterCINDEN
TD
10:51
Mohamed Sanu 6 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
13 plays, 90 yards, 7:50
140
FG
0:14
Brandon McManus 23 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 60 yards, 2:12
143
third QuarterCINDEN
TD
10:14
Emmanuel Sanders 8 Yd pass from Brock Osweiler (Brandon McManus Kick)
11 plays, 81 yards, 4:46
1410
fourth QuarterCINDEN
TD
11:17
C.J. Anderson 39 Yd Run (Brandon McManus Kick)
2 plays, 52 yards, 0:34
1417
FG
6:46
Mike Nugent 52 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 46 yards, 4:31
1717
OvertimeCINDEN
FG
10:00
Brandon McManus 37 Yd Field Goal
14 plays, 61 yards, 5:00
1720

Research Notes

  • --AJ McCarron was 2-of-7 on passes traveling at least 15 yards downfield Monday, including 1-of-4 targeting A.J. Green. McCarron was 10-of-14 on deep passes in his first two games of the season. --Brock Osweiler completed 13 passes outside the painted numbers in the second half/overtime, the most such completions by any quarterback in a half this season.

  • After averaging 2.7 yards per rush in the first half, the Broncos averaged 6.5 yards per rush in the second half. They had 60 yards after contact in the second half, their most in any half this season. Meanwhile, the Bengals had 50 fewer yards before contact in the second half than they did in the first half.

  • The Bengals pressured (sack or duress) Brock Osweiler on 17 of his 44 dropbacks (39 percent), the second-highest rate he has been pressured in a game this season. Osweiler completed 76.9 percent of his passes while under duress, twice as high as his first six games of the season (38.8 percent).

  • A.J. Green caught 5 of his 6 targets including a touchdown in the first half, but didn't catch any of his 3 targets after halftime. AJ McCarron overthrew Green in the end zone that would have given the Bengals the lead midway through the 4th quarter. In AJ McCarron's first start of the season last week, Green caught 1 of 3 targets.

  • Mohamed Sanu (CIN): 2nd rush TD of career (both this season)

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