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Anderson's big day rushing and Thomas' 3 TD catches lead Broncos to 39-36 win over Dolphins

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) hands off to C.J. Anderson against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) hands off to C.J. Anderson against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs as Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs as Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrate his touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrate his touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Peyton Manning threw three of his four TD passes to Demaryius Thomas and C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score in the Denver Broncos' 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Anderson's 6-yard run with 5:01 left gave the Broncos (8-3) their first lead of the game at 32-28. T.J. Ward's 37-yard interception return of Ryan Tannehill's pass set up Wes Welker's insurance TD catch.

The Broncos needed it after Tannehill drove the Dolphins (6-5) on another scoring drive, hitting Jarvis Landry from a yard out with 1:34 left. Lamar Miller's 2-point dive made it a 3-point game.

The Dolphins' onside kick was recovered by — who else? — Anderson, who sealed the game with a 26-yard run.

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