NFL: Denver 37, San Diego 8

Nov. 16, 2003 at 8:08 PM

DENVER, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- After missing four games with a broken left foot, Jake Plummer threw three touchdown passes to Shannon Sharpe Sunday as Denver beat San Diego, 37-8.

Sharpe's three TDs gave him 61 for his career, surpassing Jerry Smith's record for career scores by a tight end. It was his first three-touchdown game since Oct. 6, 1996 against the Chargers.

Sharpe, already the all-time leader in catches and yards by a tight end, finished with seven receptions for 101 yards.

Clinton Portis rushed for 106 yards on 25 carries and Rod Smith had 10 receptions for 84 yards. Smith also returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown.

While Plummer went 23-of-34 for 253 yards, San Diego's Doug Flutie completed just 9-of-25 passes for 70 yards, one TD and an interception.

Flutie, who accounted for four touchdowns in last week's win over Minnesota, also lost three fumbles.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall