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Peyton Manning has most TD passes ever through three games

Denver Broncos' Manning calls the play against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL football game in Denver Reuters

No player in NFL history has ever thrown as many touchdown passes in the first three games of a season as Peyton Manning has thrown this year.

Manning threw his third touchdown pass of the night in the second quarter against the Raiders, giving him 12 for the season. That’s the most touchdowns any quarterback has ever thrown for in the first three games of the season. The previous record of 11 touchdown passes in the first three weeks was set by Tom Brady, who had 11 touchdown passes in the first three games of the 2011 season.

The Broncos are having an easy time against the Raiders tonight, and as a result Manning might not need to throw many passes in the second half. But Manning looks like he’s just toying with the Oakland secondary, and the rout is on in Denver.

Manning probably won’t keep averaging better than a touchdown pass per quarter all year long, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him threaten Brady’s record of 50 touchdown passes in a season.

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32 Responses to “Peyton Manning has most TD passes ever through three games”
  1. brazzz01 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:06 PM

    Manning will bring legitimacy back to that passing TD record and I can’t wait for that to happen.

    All intelligent football fans know the current passing TD record is tainted from Spygate. Once Manning throws #51 that wrong will be righted again.

  2. cwk22 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:08 PM

    The Raider Nation must have changed the channel by now

  3. vikescry1 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:10 PM

    it’s not like he’s facing the best defenses but that’s still crazy good!

  4. vikescry1 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:11 PM

    my fantasy team thanks you!

  5. stoogy says: Sep 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    Raider Nation still has the game on. We are not fair weather fans.

  6. jvseahawk says: Sep 23, 2013 10:21 PM

    Cupcake schedule record.

  7. truetrue85 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:21 PM

    @brazzzo1: So what you’re saying is a record that was broken AFTER the Patriots were caught “cheating” is tainted because it was accomplished in a completely legitimate manner? Makes a lot of sense big guy…

  8. wearethesteelers says: Sep 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    Yet, only one ring.

  9. kw27p says: Sep 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    Brazzz do your homework and come back and see me idiot

  10. nyg201 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:29 PM

    Easy era of football to throw multiple TD passes as the rules clearly favor the offense. Can’t blame him though the causal fan more than likely would want to see a shoutout than a defensive game.

  11. goodfellas17 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:33 PM

    Weak division that hasn’t done anything in years with a lot of media hype. Before long some old school mean DE or LB is going to put a huge sack on Peyton and that will be it for the Broncos “one man” show.

  12. rickyspanish says: Sep 23, 2013 10:36 PM

    Which boner at ESPN decided that this game is worthy of Monday Night Football?

  13. loyalraven says: Sep 23, 2013 10:38 PM

    Until the playoffs…then he forgets what touchdown passes are, reminds everyone what petfectly thrown interceptions look like and then sets new records for games choked when everything’s on the line. But other than that the dude is really fun to watch.

  14. briscocountyjr says: Sep 23, 2013 10:44 PM

    Crazy tear this dude is on… passing era or not, he’s getting this done and torching defenses. I think I’m admiring from the standpoint that a lot of NFL fans wrote this guy off and have waited for the injury hit. All I see is stronger throws and more ability to understand the defense in front of him. Great for him for fighting through adversity.

  15. dondada10 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:48 PM

    I guess Peyton really wasn’t 100% last year. What he’s doing this year is truly elite.

  16. cwk22 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:48 PM

    Stodgy: I salute you for not being a fair weather fan.

  17. noburghfan says: Sep 23, 2013 10:50 PM

    Kudos to P. Manning , but will he survive ?? It is going to happen , but when ??

  18. robman91 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:56 PM

    “dondada10 says:
    Sep 23, 2013 10:48 PM
    I guess Peyton really wasn’t 100% last year. What he’s doing this year is truly elite.”

    yeah his arm strength was considerably weaker last year

  19. sadskinsfan89 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:02 PM

    2014 MVP. He is unbelievable

  20. lagg1 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:14 PM

    Manning no doubt is a great REGULAR season player. But despite playing all these years he has ONE ring. Teams in the AFC will look forward to playing him in the playoffs in FREEZING January. His playoff record is under .500.

  21. stoogy says: Sep 23, 2013 11:25 PM

    The game is over why would Denver waste our time and challenge that Pryor non fumble?

  22. thefiesty1 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:29 PM

    The other 31 teams need to just give up. Its move after three weeks.

  23. hahapapa says: Sep 23, 2013 11:34 PM

    Watching this game with 3:00 left and manning still in.. Smart.

  24. seahawksteven777 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:50 PM

    And he’s going to have as many playoff wins this year as Blaine Gabbert will. Zero.

  25. choisbois says: Sep 23, 2013 11:53 PM

    And I thought he was pretty good last year.

  26. kuantan97 says: Sep 24, 2013 12:15 AM

    All hail the greatest regular-season QB in NFL history. But give me Flacco, Eli, or Roethlisberger in January. Manning will choke when it counts like he always does.

  27. goawayeverybody says: Sep 24, 2013 12:48 AM

    Peyton will continue to have a fantastic season and he will earn regular season MVP honors.

    And then he will flush it all down the toilet in the post-season like he always does.

    Brace yourselves, Bronco fans.

  28. borisbulldog says: Sep 24, 2013 1:13 AM

    All’s well until he does his usual playoff crapola!

  29. orivar says: Sep 24, 2013 1:31 AM

    “yeah his arm strength was considerably weaker last year”

    Peyton never had one of the greatest arms in terms of power to begin with so that’s not that significant. Anyways while Peyton’s mechanics are good he hasn’t gone against the best defenses (Ravens still gelling) and the rules make it harder to play defense every year hence seeing so many QBs either hit 400 yards or near it without much issue.

  30. kwgator says: Sep 24, 2013 6:34 AM

    Of course he does, it’s September

    Call me in January

  31. kev86 says: Sep 24, 2013 7:23 AM

    Best regular season QB of all time.

  32. riggo08 says: Sep 24, 2013 8:00 AM

    Best regular season QB in NFL history. Just one SB ring though….

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