- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

DENVER (3-1) at NEW YORK JETS (1-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 7.

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 1-3, New York 1-4

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 18-15-1

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Jets 17-13, Nov. 17, 2011

LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Cardinals 41-20; Jets lost to Chargers 31-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 2, Jets No. 29





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meet for first time since Broncos, led by Tim Tebow, rallied in closing moments to beat Rex Ryan’s Jets in Denver in 2011. … Broncos playing at MetLife Stadium for first time since losing Super Bowl to Seattle Seahawks last February. … Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs five TD passes to tie Brett Favre’s record of 508. Manning passed for career-high 479 yards last weekend with four TDs, tying Dan Marino for most 400-yard games in NFL history with 13. Needs 203 yards to pass Jake Plummer (11,631) for fourth-most yards passing in Broncos history, and 335 to pass Brian Griese (11,763) for third. … WR Demaryius Thomas set Broncos single-game record with 226 yards receiving last Sunday. Leads AFC with 27 TD catches since 2012. Needs one TD catch to pass former teammate and current Jets WR Eric Decker (33) for ninth on team’s career list. … WR Emmanuel Sanders has three consecutive games with 100 yards receiving, and could become first Broncos player with four straight. … WR Wes Welker (854) surpassed Rod Smith (849) for most catches by undrafted player in NFL history. … TE Julius Thomas leads NFL with seven TD catches, most by tight end in first four games to begin a season. … Jets were first team in NFL this season to be shut out. … QB Geno Smith getting start after being benched at halftime in favor of Michael Vick at San Diego. Has eight turnovers - six INTs, two fumbles lost - in five games. Smith’s seven TDs rushing lead NFL QBs since start of last season. … RB Chris Ivory one of three players with rushing average of at least 5.4 yards and two or more rushing TDs, with minimum of 30 attempts. … Decker spent four seasons with Broncos from 2010-13 before signing with Jets in offseason. Had 222 catches for 3,070 yards and 33 TDs with Broncos, and his 35 TD catches lead AFC WRs since 2010. … TE Jace Amaro leads NFL rookie TEs with 14 catches and 144 yards receiving. … DT Sheldon Richardson has at least one sack in each of past three games.


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