Denver needed just five plays and 2:25 to answer the Ravens’ first scoring drive, driving 83 yards thanks to a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning to wide receiver Eric Decker.
The drive started with Moreno carrying on three of the first four plays, gaining 17 yards on those carries. The only play during that span other than the handoffs to Moreno was a 15-yard completion from Manning to Decker.
The Broncos got into the end zone thanks to a 51-yard bomb to Decker, who beat single coverage set up by the Ravens’ attention to a play-action fake.
With the touchdown, Decker notched his seventh catch, which gave him 120 yards receiving. It marked the third 100-yard day of Decker’s career and the second of the season. With 120 yards to that point, Decker also recorded the second-most yards receiving in one game in his career.
After forcing a punt by Baltimore, Denver added another quick touchdown drive.
This one was set up a 27-yard punt return by wide receiver Trindon Holliday, which put the ball on the Baltimore 39-yard line. A Manning completion of 28 yards to tight end Joel Dreessen quickly penetrated the Ravens’ red zone. On just the fourth play of the drive, running back Knowshon Moreno found the end zone from six yards out for the 31-3 lead. The scoring drive took just 1:16 off the clock.
The score put Moreno over the 100-yard mark for the second consecutive week. Moreno now has four career games with at least 100 yards on the ground.