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Dolphins Running Back Knowshon Moreno Out for Season

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After just three games in his first season in Miami, Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Moreno returned to the Dolphins lineup Week 6 after missing the previous two games with an elbow injury. He carried the ball six times last Sunday for just ten yards before suffering the injury.

The 27-year-old Moreno will finish this season with 148 rushing yards on 31 attempts and just one touchdown.

After a career-year last season with the Denver Broncos, Moreno signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins during the offseason and was counted on to be their feature back.

Taking over for Moreno will be third-year running back Lamar Miller. Fortunately for the Dolphins, Miller has been very effective in relief of Moreno. In five games this season, Moreno has 330 rushing yards on 63 carries while scoring 3 touchdowns. He also has 15 catches this season.

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Dolphins Hand Pats First Opening Day Loss Since 2003

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) -- The Miami Dolphins scored 23 unanswered points in the second half to beat the New England Patriots 33-20 Sunday.

It's the Patriots first opening week loss since 2003.

After the Dolphins scored in the first drive of the game, the Patriots retaliated with 17 straight points, the last of them coming from a six yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. The two teams then traded field goals and went into the half with the Pats leading by 10.

The second half was all Dolphins. Miami quickly erased its 10 point deficit by scoring on its first three drives to take a 23-20 lead.

The Patriots had multiple opportunities to retake the lead, but the Miami pass rush made sure Brady couldn't get into a groove.

The Dolphins clinched the victory with 3:29 left in the game when running back Knowshon Moreno ran for a four yard touchdown.

Moreno, who was playing in his first game as a Dolphin, rushed for 134 yards in the win.

Gronkowski had four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in his first game back since having surgery on his knee.

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Report: Miami Dolphins Sign RB Knowshon Moreno

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Free agent running back Knowshon Moreno and the Miami Dolphins have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3 million, according to ESPN.

Moreno was selected out of Georgia by the Broncos with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. In five seasons with Denver, the 26-year-old rushed for 3,468 yards and 26 touchdowns on 845 carries.

He eclipsed the 1,000-rushing-yard mark for the first time in his career last season, when he rushed for 1,038 yards.

Miami's running game struggled in 2013; it was ranked 26th in the league. Splitting time in the backfield, Lamar Miller rushed for 709 yards while Daniel Thomas had 406 yards.

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Seahawks Dominate Super Bowl XLVIII

ABC News Radio(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) --  The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Seahawks dominated from start to finish, and it all culminated in a 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

Seattle took a quick 2-0 lead, scoring on a safety on the first play from scrimmage.  A high snap from Broncos center Manny Ramirez sailed over Manning's head and rolled into the end zone.  On the ensuing possession, Steven Hauschka drilled a 31-yard field goal to give the Seahawks a 5-0 advantage.

The Broncos were held without a first down in the first quarter.  Kam Chancellor picked off Manning with less than a minute remaining.  The Seahawks converted the interception into points when Marshawn Lynch barreled into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the second quarter.

Things got even worse for Denver when Malcolm Smith returned a Manning interception 69 yards for a score to make it 22-0.  The Seahawks headed into the break with a comfortable three-score lead.

Percy Harvin wasted no time in increasing Seattle's lead when he returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to blow the game open.

The Seahawks were the first team with no players with Super Bowl experience since the 1990 Bills, who lost Super Bowl XXV.  They became the 19th NFL franchise to win the big game.

In the loss, Peyton Manning threw for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions.

Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP.

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Broncos Take Control of AFC West with Win Over Chiefs

Steve Nehf/The Denver Post(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --  Peyton Manning is sure fun to watch, isn't he?

The Denver Broncos quarterback threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, including four to Eric Decker, as his team rallied to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 28 on Sunday.

With the win, the Broncos (10-2) have moved one game ahead of the Chiefs for sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

"It was a great, gritty effort on the road," said interim coach Jack Del Rio.  Del Rio coached the Broncos to a 3-1 record while John Fox was recovering from heart surgery.  Fox is due back Monday.

Kansas City jumped out to an early 21-0 lead before Denver answered with 28 straight points.  Alex Smith passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

"Hard-fought game," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Two good football teams playing each other, and it came right down to the end."

The Chiefs (9-3) have now lost three-straight.

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Broncos Top Winless Jaguars 35-19

Steve Nehf/ The Denver Post (DENVER) --  Well that was a lot closer than expected.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for three touchdowns to help the Denver Broncos remained unbeaten with a 35-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Peyton Manning completed 28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns, but he also was intercepted and fumbled twice.  He now has 22 touchdown passes on the year, a record for an NFL quarterback through six games.

The Jaguars were competitive the entire time, making sure the Broncos fell well short of covering the record 27-point betting line in Las Vegas.

"Sometimes, you score a lot of points and people take it for granted," Manning said. "Even people in your own building can take it for granted. It's not easy to win football games. I learned a long time ago, don't take winning for granted."

Moreno's third score in the fourth quarter finally put the game out of reach.  Chad Henne led the Jaguars with 303 passing yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.  They racked up 362 yards of total offense but it wasn't enough to stop the Broncos.

"What I saw was a team that played with a lot of emotion and it got the best of us," Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley said. " I just felt like the emotion got the best of us, but we settled down."

With the loss, the Jaguars dropped to 0-6 on the season.

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Broncos Soar Past Eagles 52-20

Steve Nehf/ The Denver Post (DENVER) --  Peyton Manning threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Denver Broncos to a 52-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Manning threw two TDs each to Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, helping the Broncos score more points than they ever had in their 54-yard history.

It was just another day at the office for Manning, who's 16 touchdown passes are the most in the first month of a season, breaking the previous record of 14 held by Don Meredith and Kurt Warner.  He is also yet to throw an interception this year.

Trindon Holliday returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown for his sixth return touchdown in 21 career games.  Denver won its 15th straight regular season game.

The Eagles dropped to 1-3 on the season with the loss.

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Broncos Top Struggling Ravens, 34-17

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos surged into Baltimore and came out with the win.

Fueled by Chris Harris' 98-yard interception return for a touchdown, the Broncos took care of the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 on Sunday afternoon.

Peyton Manning threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (11-3).  Manning has now won nine straight games against the Ravens with the previous eight coming as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards including a 51-yard touchdown pass.

Knowshon Moreno paved the way on the ground for the Broncos with 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown.  On the flip-side, the defense held Ravens star Ray Rice to just 38 yards on 12 carries.

Joe Flacco struggled, throwing for 254 yards and two touchdowns but by the time he got into a rhythm, the game was already out of reach.  He tossed two late scores to tight end Dennis Pitta.

The Ravens (9-5) are losers of three straight.

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Broncos Rip Raiders, 26-13

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Knowshon Moreno rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown, helping lead the Denver Broncos to a 26-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

"The running game was solid," Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said. "I don't know how many Knowshon had, but coming off last week where it wasn't quite as efficient, I know coach Fox challenged the offensive line...challenged the running game. We talked about how we were going to need that down the stretch, and so that was really good."

Manning had a solid game as well, completing 26 of his 36 pass attempts for 310 yards and a touchdown.

The Broncos improve to 10-3. The win gives them a half-game advantage over the Ravens and Patriots for the two seed in the AFC playoffs.

Denvers' win ruined Raiders running back Darren McFadden's welcome back party. McFadden, who had missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, combined for 64 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The loss drops the Raiders' record to 3-10.

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