Manning scuffling, Denver still wins
OAKLAND, Calif. — After spending most of his career carrying his team to wins, Peyton Manning is just along for the ride this year with Denver.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. returned a fourth-quarter interception 74 yards for a touchdown and the Broncos overcame a shaky day from Manning to beat the Raiders.
"You never know who it's going to be, but we've got a team full of playmakers on defense," Harris said. "If we got to win on D, we feel we can do it."
The Broncos have done it so far with 22 sacks, 14 turnovers and three defensive touchdowns.
Manning has more interceptions (seven) than touchdown passes (six) through five games for the first time since his rookie season. He was intercepted twice by safety Charles Woodson, the first time Woodson picked off his fellow 1998 draftee, whom he beat for the Heisman Trophy the previous year. Woodson, 39, became the oldest player with a multi-interception game.