Lock, Broncos Light Up Panthers, 32-27


Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock fires up the troops in a 32-27 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock fires up the troops in a 32-27 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Drew Lock just might be becoming the quarterback the Denver Broncos want him to be.

Lock threw a career-high four touchdowns passes in a 32-27 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Diontae Spencer got the Broncos on the scoreboard with an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter before Lock took over.

His two-yard scoring pass to Nick Vannett with 1:33 left before halftime gave the Broncos a 13-7 lead at intermission.

Then Lock went downfield in the second half, throwing two touchdown passes to KJ Hamler. The first was 37 yards and the second covered 49 yards and put the Broncos up 32-20 with 5:54 to go.

The Panthers would not go quietly. Mike Davis' 10-yard touchdown run with 3:26 left brought the Panthers within five points and Carolina would get the ball back one final time.

But the Broncos defense held on downs to preserve the win.

Lock finished 21-of-27 for 280 and the four scores. He also lost a fumble.

MORE ON THE BRONCOS WIN HERE

The Broncos are now 5-8 and host the Buffalo Bills this Saturday, December 19. Coverage starts at 8 a.m. MST on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

KOA Broncos-Panthers first half highlights.

KOA Broncos-Panthers first half highlights.

KOA Broncos-Panthers second half highlights.

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