Orton tosses 2 TDs, Broncos beat Titans 26-20

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m.
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By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Correll Buckhalter with 1:33 left, and the Denver Broncos rallied and beat the Tennessee Titans 26-20 on Sunday.

The Broncos (2-2) clinched the victory when they kicked short on the ensuing kickoff, trying to avoid rookie Marc Mariani who already had a 98-yard return for a touchdown. The Titans (2-2) let the ball bounce, and Mariani tried to jump up and catch it only to be hit by David Bruton.

Cassius Vaughn recovered, and Matt Prater kicked his fourth field goal to pad the lead.

Tennessee had one last chance with 33 seconds left, but Vince Young's third incompletion fell to the turf as time expired to overshadow a game in which Tennessee had a season-high six sacks and an interception.

Orton finished with 341 yards passing and two touchdowns as Denver held the ball more than 35 minutes.

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