Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Jon HeathContributor IDecember 22, 2012

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns on Sunday, helping the Broncos to improve to 12-3 on the season after thumping the Cleveland Browns (5-10), 34-12.

The Browns were clearly overmatched throughout the game and their offense struggled as their sole touchdown came during garbage time play on a pass from quarterback Colt McCoy.

McCoy replaced starter Brandon Weeden in the second half after Weeden appeared to have suffered a shoulder injury after being sacked by Denver's Von Miller.  On the season, Miller now has 17.5 sacks.

Manning's favorite receiver, Demaryius Thomas, caught nine passes for 102 yards and a score, adding to his impressive season totals.

The Broncos will take on the dismal Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) next week at home, hoping to secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoff race with a win and a Houston Texans loss to Indianapolis.