facebook
twitter
search
search

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
Top Stories