Nov 22, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) runs through the tackle of Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain (28) in the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Broncos hold on, snap Dolphins five-game winning streak

Melvin Gordon III rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, Phillip Lindsay ran for 82 yards, and the host Denver Broncos beat the Miami Dolphins 20-13 on Sunday.

Drew Lock overcame an early interception to throw for 270 yards on 18-for-30 passing and Tim Patrick had five receptions for 119 yards for Denver (4-6), which ended a two-game losing streak.

Tua Tagovailoa was 11-for-20 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown for the Dolphins before being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter. Fitzpatrick was 12-for-18 for 117 yards and an interception, which came in the Broncos’ end zone with 1:03 left to end a comeback bid.

DeVante Parker had six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown for Miami (6-4), which had won five straight.

Xavien Howard picked off Lock’s pass on Denver’s first drive, setting up the Dolphins at the Broncos’ 22-yard line. Five plays later Tagovailoa hit Parker in the corner of the end zone to give Miami a 7-0 lead with the 3-yard score.

Lock settled down and two possessions later led the Broncos on an 11-play drive. Lock’s 14-yard run on third-and-13 kept it alive, and after his pass to Nick Vannett put the ball at the 1, Gordon punched it in to tie it with 1:34 left.

Denver went ahead 10-7 on a 29-yard field goal by Brandon McManus, its first lead in three games. Miami answered with Jason Sanders’ 41-yard field goal late in the second quarter and McManus hit again from 47 yards to give the Broncos a 13-10 halftime lead.

Denver added to the lead late in the third quarter after a roughing the passer penalty kept the drive alive. Two plays later Gordon scored on a 20-yard run to make it 20-10.

Tagovailoa played the next series, which ended when he was sacked by Bradley Chubb, forcing a punt. Miami held and Fitzpatrick drove the Dolphins to the Broncos 35 before Sanders hit a 53-yard field goal.

Denver nearly scored again but Gordon fumbled at the goal line, giving the Dolphins the ball at their 1 with 5:13 left. Fitzpatrick drove them the Broncos’ 15 before Justin Simmons’ interception ended the drive.

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