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Denver Broncos rally to defeat Cincinnati Bengals in overtime, clinch playoff berth

Denver Broncos rally to defeat Cincinnati Bengals in overtime, clinch playoff berth

DeMarcus Ware came up with the big play he's been looking for since returning from a back injury -- and it put the Denver Broncos into the playoffs.

Ware beat AJ McCarron to a fumbled snap in overtime Monday night, sending the Broncos into the playoffs with a 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ware's recovery followed a 37-yard field goal by Brandon McManus, whose shanked 45-yard attempt at the end of regulation made the extra drama necessary.

The Broncos (11-4) overcame a 14-0 first-half deficit in clinching their fifth consecutive playoff berth and denying the Bengals (11-4) their first road win on a Monday night since 1990.

"There's an old saying:...

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