On This Day in Broncos History: September 18

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos makes a reception for a first down as Nate Clements #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals defends at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bengals 24-22. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

September 18, 2011, Denver hosted the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos led 7-0 at the end of the 1st quarter and 10-3 at the half. Denver built the lead to 17-3 before the Bengals erupted for 12 points in the third quarter (two field goals and a touchdown (a 2-point conversion failed)) to make the score 17-15. The Broncos iced the game when QB Kyle Orton connected with WR Eric Decker for a 52-yard touchdown pass and the defense held off the Bengals with just one more Cincinnati touchdown.

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