Denver once again has a 4-point lead after an 80-yard scoring march ending in a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning to tight end Joel Dreessen.
On a crucial third-and-3 from their own 27, Manning completed a short pass over the middle to a well-covered Eric Decker, who made the reception in traffic and shed multiple tacklers on his way to a 30-yard gain to the Cincinnati 43-yard line.
Denver got into a scoring position on a 13-yard pass over the middle to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas that was followed by a 29-yard pass interference penalty that Thomas drew in the end zone to put the ball on the 1-yard line. Manning found Dreessen open in the back of the end zone on the following play to finish the drive.
Entering the game, Dreessen was third among tight ends in percentage of catches for a touchdown since 2010 at 16 percent (13-of-81 receptions for touchdowns). His score gives him four on the season.