BRONCOS TAKE DOWN THE CHIEFS 38-3 FOR 11TH STRAIGHT WIN

BRONCOS TAKE DOWN THE CHIEFS 38-3 FOR 11TH STRAIGHT WIN

DENVER -- If he wants, Peyton Manning can use all that time at home to crank up the DVD player and watch the highlights.

What a set he put together for himself and his acrobatic receivers on Sunday.

Manning and the Denver Broncos wrapped up home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs with a predictable 38-3 runaway over the Kansas City Chiefs -- a win punctuated by a pair of touchdown passes as nifty as any of the 37 Manning threw this year for his new team, which closed the regular season on an 11-game win streak.

Touchdown No. 1 was a ball slightly overthrown to Eric Decker. He brought the ball into his helmet with his left hand, had it pinball against his facemask twice, then cradled it with both hands as he was falling to the ground.

Touchdown No. 2 was thrown high to Demaryius Thomas, who leaped in the back of the end zone, snatched it with his right hand and got his feet down inside the line.

That score made it 28-3 and the celebration was on. The only trip the Broncos (13-3) will have to make on their road to a championship would be to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. They'll open the playoffs at home the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

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