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Many records will fall if Broncos continue torrid pace

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It’s not exactly breaking news that Peyton Manning and the Broncos are piling up the yards and lighting up the scoreboard. But the Broncos are doing more than just playing good offense. They’re racking up yards and points at a pace that’s completely unprecedented in NFL history.

We’ve gone through the NFL Record and Fact Book and identified six different offensive records that the Broncos are on pace to break this season, for points, touchdowns, first downs, passing first downs, total yards gained and fewest interceptions:

Points
Record: 589, Patriots, 2007
Broncos now: 230
Broncos pace: 736

Touchdowns
Record: 75, Patriots, 2007
Broncos now: 29
Broncos pace: 93

First downs
Record: 444, Patriots, 2012
Broncos now: 147
Broncos pace: 470

Passing first downs
Record: 280, Saints, 2011
Broncos now: 97
Broncos pace: 310

Yards gained
Record: 7,474, Saints, 2011
Broncos now: 2,449
Broncos pace: 7,837

Fewest interceptions
Record: 5, 1960 Browns, 1966 Packers, 1990 Chiefs, 1990 Giants, 2010 Patriots, 2011 49ers (six-way tie)
Broncos now: 1
Broncos pace: 3

Peyton Manning is also on pace to break the single-season records for passer rating, completions, completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, four-touchdown games, 400-yard games and 300-yard games:

Highest passer rating
Record: 122.5, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
Peyton Manning now: 136.4

Completions
Record: 468, Drew Brees, 2011
Peyton Manning now: 150
Peyton Manning pace: 480

Completion percentage
Record: 71.23, Drew Brees, 2011
Peyton Manning now: 75.8

Passing yards
Record: 5,476, Drew Brees, 2011
Peyton Manning now: 1,884
Peyton Manning pace: 6,029

Passing touchdowns
Record: 50, Tom Brady, 2007
Peyton Manning now: 20
Peyton Manning pace: 64

Most games, four or more touchdown passes
Record: 6, Dan Marino, 1984 and Peyton Manning, 2004 (tie)
Peyton Manning now: 3
Peyton Manning pace: 10

Most games, 400 or more yards passing
Record: 4, Dan Marino, 1984
Peyton Manning now: 2
Peyton Manning pace: 6

Most games, 300 or more yards passing
Record: 13, Drew Brees, 2011
Peyton Manning now: 5
Peyton Manning pace: 16

And the Broncos’ return man and kicker are on pace for a couple of special teams records:

Combined kick return touchdowns
Record: 6, Devin Hester, 2007
Trindon Holliday now: 2
Trindon Holliday pace: 6

Most extra points, season
Record: 74, Stephen Gostkowski, 2007
Matt Prater now: 29
Matt Prater pace: 93

It may not be realistic to think the Broncos will keep up this pace for a full season. They’ll face some good defenses, play some games in bad weather, and maybe rest their starters late in the season if they wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But through five games, the Broncos aren’t just looking like a great offense. They’re looking like the greatest offense in NFL history.

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  1. farvite says: Oct 7, 2013 10:32 AM

    Chicks dig the long ball.

  2. footballfan12289 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:32 AM

    Peyton Manning is such a hard worker and it show’s. He has such a great command of that offense.

  3. dartwick says: Oct 7, 2013 10:34 AM

    winter is coming

  4. nfloracle says: Oct 7, 2013 10:34 AM

    One more record that may fall with Peyton as Denver QB:

    Number of chokes in playoff or SuperBowl games.

  5. polegojim says: Oct 7, 2013 10:35 AM

    Amazing machine to watch… incredible.

    1) Defense needs to match it and didn’t last night
    2) Keep Moreno healthy as possible – need another banging running back to produce more consistently… AND not fumble… Monte Ball.

  6. skoobyfl says: Oct 7, 2013 10:35 AM

    Bottom line: Don’t take the under.

  7. justintuckrule says: Oct 7, 2013 10:37 AM

    I’m probably speaking for the non-fantasy football, purist minority but I watched that game yesterday and was bored out of my skull. Thought I was watching an Arizona – Philadelphia game…. Not cards eagles but rattlers -soul of arena league. Goodell killed defense and now the league is a boring 7 on 7 tennis volleying snoozefest. I’m gonna start watching soccer.

  8. kennyadler1 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:37 AM

    THAT. IS. RIDICULOUS.

  9. kleppnasty says: Oct 7, 2013 10:39 AM

    This would be more insteresting if 99% of the records mentioned above were older than 5 years old. The title of the article shoudl have been “Manning continuing the recent trend”.

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 7, 2013 10:41 AM

    Gotta say for all the things that Elway has lost points on while being the GM of the team, he sure puts up a good fight and is doing a great job of masking the mistakes by simply just delivering awesome results. Nothing else matters when you keep winning like this.

  11. patriotinvasion says: Oct 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    As a Pats fan, I have zero warm feelings of those 2007 records given how the season ended. I kind of hope Denver breaks them all so I can stopped being reminded of David Tyree.

    Oh and wouldn’t it be ironic if Denver goes 16-0 and New England beats Peyton in the AFC Championship Game ah la 2003?

  12. 7pints says: Oct 7, 2013 10:44 AM

    Loving all the fans of sorry a$$ teams coming in with their negative comments.

  13. packerswin96 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:44 AM

    I can’t wait until week 11 when the Broncos actually play against a good D. They have the easiest schedule I have ever seen.

  14. m3dman3 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:45 AM

    I mean someone try and make a case against Peyton Manning being the best QB ever. He is the best QB EVER.

  15. chillyball says: Oct 7, 2013 10:46 AM

    I hate the Broncos.

  16. xcerebus1 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:46 AM

    Yes, it is unrealistic to think the Bronco’s will keep up that pace. Especially since most teams are seeing this whole new combination of Manning and his receivers, tight ends, and running backs for the first time. What would have helped a lot is it you put the players, or teams numbers, at the exact same time of the season. If I remember correctly Brady was on pace to blow out all those records at an amazing pace also, along with a few others in 2007.

  17. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 7, 2013 10:48 AM

    ..and the Colts got rid of him ..why again?

  18. shogunassasin30 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:49 AM

    Look at some of these jealous posters in here. The envy is just so obvious. So sorry it isn’t YOUR team that is getting all the love. Maybe one day you’ll have an offense that can be the greatest ever. Or maybe not..

    You hold on to one single solitary thing (because it is the only thing you can come up with) is Mannings playoff record. If Denver wins it all this yr and breaks all kinds of records, then will be nothing. Absolutely nothing you can say about him ever again unless it involves speaking of his greatness. You have about 3 mths left in life to continue making this argument. Come Jan, there won’t be anything you can say anymore. Hope you enjoy watching Denver crush your team this year. “God Bless.”

  19. pitpenguinsrulez says: Oct 7, 2013 10:50 AM

    But yet he’ll CHOKE come the playoffs as always

  20. stlunatik says: Oct 7, 2013 10:51 AM

    Just glad to be able to witness Manning play. Watching him qb. The passes he makes. It’s just like playing Madden. They’re fun to watch. Thanks Denver

  21. ravanator says: Oct 7, 2013 10:55 AM

    Manning can break all the regular season records in the world, and I am okay with it, because I know he will choke in the playoffs. Flacco is superior to Manning in the playoffs.

    #flaccobetterthenmanning
    #broncoswishtheyhadtheravenshistory

  22. joker65 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:56 AM

    This is setting up the most monumental choke in NFL history. How often have we seen it? 2007 Pats, 1998 Vikes, 1983 Redskins, 1981 Chargers.

  23. vegasgreek says: Oct 7, 2013 10:56 AM

    Dan Marino threw 48 TD passes in 1984 -Lost the SB ! Tom Brady threw 50 TD’s in 2007 -Lost the SB. Stats are for losers and fantasy geeks.

  24. malvaren18 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:57 AM

    That’s what happens when you sign
    The greatest QB of all time into your roster.

  25. malvaren18 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:59 AM

    And they got Manning at a cheap rate, considering that Flacco it’s making 26 million, manning should be making at least 30 million

  26. grruffgrruff says: Oct 7, 2013 11:00 AM

    Many records will fall IF Broncos continue torrid pace

    Wow, that’s a lot of research you did for a lot of IF’S.

  27. mauricecalhoun0211 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:00 AM

    Not a broncos fan but it seems too many people complain or try to take away what manning is doing. Especially since he has been doing it at a high level and considering the fact some people were ready to anoint Colin the greatest thing ever after 7 games. We are witnessing a part of nfl history. If it was that easy all of the other 31 teams in the nfl would be enjoying the same success. Stop complaining, sit back and enjoy the show.

  28. cowboysnation34 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    If I were Denver I’d be worried about the trash secondary play. Sure when champ comes back he’ll make things a little better but Romo carved them up until he decided to choke IMO.

  29. ccjcsr says: Oct 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    malvaren18 says:
    Oct 7, 2013 10:57 AM
    That’s what happens when you sign
    The greatest QB of all time into your roster
    ——————————————————

    All time….I think not, Brady has more Lombardi trophies than Manning!

  30. thekiller678 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    joker65 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:56 AM

    This is setting up the most monumental choke in NFL history. How often have we seen it? 2007 Pats, 1998 Vikes, 1983 Redskins, 1981 Chargers.
    =====================================

    1991 Redskins and 2009 Saints had no trouble sealing the deal.

  31. seabreezes51 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    The HOF is going to have to dedicate a wing to this guy

  32. realdealsteel says: Oct 7, 2013 11:06 AM

    I can’t wait until all the consumer’s money is on the Broncos to win it and then Peyton falls flat on his face for the 15th out of 16th time in the playoffs…Vegas needs a new casino and the Peyton ballwashers will finance it again for sure this post season.

  33. seahawksteven777 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:07 AM

    If you look back at the quarterbacks with a lot of touchdowns through 5 games, nearly all of them ended up having 30-50 touchdowns. Peyton has thrown a few more than those quarterbacks through this span but the trend shows that he’s gonna slow down a bit.

  34. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 7, 2013 11:07 AM

    many records can fall but denver fans understand they will choke when they see me in january.

    they wont win a playoff game.

    #IOWNYOU

  35. bennyb82 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:20 AM

    Looking at those records now is pretty amazing because Manning has to keep up this level of play for the whole season if he wants to break most of them. Not only does it speak volumes for how well Manning is playing but also how great others had to play for an entire season in order to set the records.

  36. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 7, 2013 11:20 AM

    patriotinvasion says:
    Oct 7, 2013 10:42 AM
    As a Pats fan, I have zero warm feelings of those 2007 records given how the season ended. I kind of hope Denver breaks them all so I can stopped being reminded of David Tyree.

    Oh and wouldn’t it be ironic if Denver goes 16-0 and New England beats Peyton in the AFC Championship Game ah la 2003?

    _____________________________

    “Ah la.” Seriously? “Ah la”….?

  37. joetoronto says: Oct 7, 2013 11:21 AM

    They never keep up the pace, especially a QB as old as Megahead, coming off many neck surgeries, with bad weather around the corner.

    Nope.

  38. pftfannum1 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:26 AM

    Denver can break most records next Sunday just by playing against the Jags.

  39. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:27 AM

    Look at all those records Drew has, and he’s never won MVP. That’s the media for you…up peyton’s rectum.

  40. flash1283 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:28 AM

    ccjcsr says: Oct 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    malvaren18 says:
    Oct 7, 2013 10:57 AM
    That’s what happens when you sign
    The greatest QB of all time into your roster
    ——————————————————

    All time….I think not, Brady has more Lombardi trophies than Manning!

    History has shown this is true. This is Montana – Marino all over again. Mannings stats may be a little better than Bradys (I think manning has played 3 more seasons) but not by much if you average them out based on games played. If you asked anyone they would tell you Marino was a better QB than Montana but Montana won in the playoffs and won SB’s Marino didn’t. Now 25 years later when they talk about the GOAT you hardly ever hear Marino, only that he put up great #’s but never won the big one. Manning has 1,he needs at least 1 more. You can argue all you want about it’s a “team sport” but unfortunately that’s not how fans/media remember it. Brady has 3 and played in 5 he also broke Montana record for most playoff wins ever, Manning has a losing record and has been 1 and done more times than anyone.

  41. theuglitruth says: Oct 7, 2013 11:33 AM

    There should be an asterisk because of all of the rule changes that limit defense.

  42. siaaa says: Oct 7, 2013 11:34 AM

    another Brees/Manning Super bowl looks to be coming. it’ll be a great game and a rematch of the two HOF qb’s. Saints can beat the broncos even if they break all the records mentioned and go undefeated simply because of their better defense.

  43. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Oct 7, 2013 11:34 AM

    It’s unbelievable what Peyton is doing at this point. What I learned ( Patriots fan ) is championships are won by defense. I believe that Denver will go to the SB. Winning it is a different matter.

  44. pongonfl says: Oct 7, 2013 11:35 AM

    How many of those records were set only playing 3 quarters in most games?
    At least the Cowboys took the full measure and more then the full measure of the Broncos yesterday

  45. weepingjebus says: Oct 7, 2013 11:36 AM

    Doesn’t the “greatest QB of all time” have a losing record in the playoffs? They’ve looked great through 5 games, but let’s not start sucking each other’s records quite yet, gentlemen.

  46. sactogary says: Oct 7, 2013 11:39 AM

    kleppnasty says: Oct 7, 2013 10:39 AM

    This would be more interesting if 99% of the records mentioned above were older than 5 years old. The title of the article should have been “Manning continuing the recent trend”.
    —————————————————
    My thoughts exactly – this is like baseball bringing in all the fences to 250 feet, and comparing the new “sluggers” to Babe Ruth. If Marino has played in this era, his numbers would have been astronomical. That takes nothing away from PM; he’s certainly the best of our era.

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:40 AM

    as a colts fans, ive seen many of great peyton regular season stats, winning at least 10 games a year multiple times, going to the playoffs many of times just to lose and everybody shaking our heads because of peytons play in the playoffs, broncos fans are drinking the koolaid cause theyve had some bad QB’s since elway left, but come playoff time u will be disappointed, thats why the colts let him go, Luck has great potential and at a fraction of the cost as peyton

  48. Youknowimright says: Oct 7, 2013 11:40 AM

    Yeah but…….The defenses cannot play physical at all and every rule is geared for the offense. Of course records are falling. The record that are getting broken are only a few years old. this is the nfl today. These possible records will be broken in a few years as well. The nfl loves the laser light show it is putting on right now, but it’s not football. this is a 7 on 7 passing camp. the days of power football are long gone and thanks to the concussion lawsuits, and the like, will never return.

  49. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Oct 7, 2013 11:41 AM

    Keep in mind the teams they have played. The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys have the worst secondary’s in all of football.

    I’m not saying the records won’t be broken but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

  50. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:41 AM

    Won’t be possible to keep up the same pace in the lousy weather when it hits in another month or so.

    They still may break a lot of records though. Which is nice but if they’re one and done in the playoffs again the feel good record stuff won’t count quite as much.

  51. boisestatewhodat says: Oct 7, 2013 11:42 AM

    And at the end of the day…the Broncos defense can stop no one! Seriously, Dallas hung 48 on them? I know this is being kind of a homer but the Saints would beat the Broncos by 2 scores right now. The saints haven’t allowed more than 18 points in any game thus far. That includes stopping the NFLs best redzone team (Miami), Atlanta and Chicago (outdoors)! The other 2 wins came against AZ and TB…Peyton would net more than 18 points but certainly not 51…we’ll see because this is my predicted super bowl matchup!

  52. eightandeightlions says: Oct 7, 2013 11:45 AM

    shogunassasin30:

    People rag on Peyton Manning for being a complete failure in the playoffs, and will continue to do so forevermore because, simply put, it is the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS..

    Regular season record, when you don’t win in the playoffs is as impressive a stat as how many times a lowly paid assistant has to squeegee the sweat off that incredibly immense forehead of his.

    People got carried away with the Patriots when they came up with these records. All they mean is that the running game has been de-emphasized. Of Peyton was doing this while only passing 20 times a game it would be impressive.

    He is Not one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, not unless the NFL comes up with an And-1 tour.

    Don’t even get me started on the quality of defenses they’ve faced thus far, or rules making it much much easier to pass.

    Great quarterbacks win when it counts

  53. eightandeightlions says: Oct 7, 2013 11:47 AM

    Also: the fanbase that told us Tebow was a great quarterback, and just wins has no idea of what a quarterback really is.

  54. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    ccjcsr says:
    “..All time….I think not, Brady has more Lombardi trophies than Manning!…”

    He has them personally?
    In his house?

    I wonder who cleans them, him or his boss-wife?

  55. obamareallysucks says: Oct 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    rg3 sux

  56. omegalh says: Oct 7, 2013 11:53 AM

    Phillip Rivers has 3 400 yard passing games this season. So Peyton at 2 would need to pass that pace.

  57. jgedgar70 says: Oct 7, 2013 11:55 AM

    And not only are they on pace to set those records, in most cases they are on pace to obliterate them. And I’m not happy about it.

    Why? I have been a Panthers fan sincce their first game in 1995. Prior to that, I was a Raiders fan my whole life. So there is still some Raiders blood in me that NEVER wants to see ANYTHING good happen to the Broncos. And being a Panthers fan through 14 sub-.500 seasons out of 18, and watching John Fox coach us for 9 years, with the last 2 of them being rotten teams with Fox telling his OC to “stop throwing the f***ing ball” and starting a QB signed 5 days earlier over a QB he had since training camp, with his insufferable hatred of offense to the point of liking punts, it’s pure torture to watch him be the head coach of such an unstoppable offense. Yes, I am jealous and full of sour grapes. At least I’m man enough to admit it. I hope the Chiefs stop them cold.

  58. seansds3d says: Oct 7, 2013 11:59 AM

    Haters go on and keep hating… because the only thing this team is going to choke on is all the records they are going to break on their way to NY and a historic season. Peyton is the best/smartest QB to play the game and I can’t wait to watch him win his second superbowl ring.

  59. fryeways says: Oct 7, 2013 11:59 AM

    All those Patriots records were clearly a product of the illegal videotaping despite the fact they stopped doing it in 2004.

  60. justintuckrule says: Oct 7, 2013 12:00 PM

    Goodell has done to football what Selig has done to baseball if selig moved all the fences in 30 feet, let players use fungo bats, prohibit pitchers from throwing anything but fastballs and make them use a baseball the size of a basketball with a golf ball cork.

    Football as we have known it is dead. Unfortunately, the sheeple still love it too much to not watch.

  61. seansds3d says: Oct 7, 2013 12:03 PM

    Oh, and the Broncos D will be getting Von and Champ back shortly at which point the defense will be playing lights out. Once the defense picks it up there won’t be a team that can stop the Broncos.

  62. bspurloc says: Oct 7, 2013 12:03 PM

    It all doesnt matter.

    What matters is what will Peyton do in the first play off game. will he Romo it or stick to it. well ok will he Peyton it or stay perfect?

  63. mrsmell says: Oct 7, 2013 12:05 PM

    The sad part is the Broncos have a strong running game and are still producing without Clady. I dont think Manning could sling it 50 attempts/game for 16 games, but if that was the case, the stats would be even more lobsided.

  64. justintuckrule says: Oct 7, 2013 12:05 PM

    I’m rooting for Peyton to go 19-0 and obliterate the league. Only then will people hopefully recognize that 100% offense and 0% defense blows.

    You know the league has jumped the shark when teams like the 85 bears, 86 giants, 00 ravens and 02 bucs would get creamed by about 5 teams in this league now.

    This broncos team with these rules would be an easy 7 pt favorite over my 86 giants. I don’t know what’s more sad. That fact or that nobody cares.

  65. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 7, 2013 12:06 PM

    Looking forward to betting against them in the Super Bowl and buying myself a new ivory backscratcher.

  66. bspurloc says: Oct 7, 2013 12:08 PM

    regardless of all these records and how sickening it may feel…
    ELI > PEYTON

    Super Bowl wins are all that matters, it is the whole point of playing the game.
    ELI > Marino

  67. knucklebucket says: Oct 7, 2013 12:08 PM

    Why is there no stat up there for how many championships won by record setting offenses?….0

  68. shukey11 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:10 PM

    Anyone who points to Lombardi trophys as a stat what makes a player better is a fool. it takes 52 players to win not 1. if Lombardis is the key stat than Troy Aikman is better than Elway, Marino, Favre, Payton and Eli Manning. Also Terry Bradshaw is as good as Joe Montana. Bradeys defence and kicker helped win his super bowls. Manning> Bradey

  69. spiffy1001 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:10 PM

    Through 5 weeks, he has also played 3 NFC LEast teams.

    – Cowboys Fan

  70. sasquatch77 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:13 PM

    Oh and wouldn’t it be ironic if Denver goes 16-0 and New England beats Peyton in the AFC Championship Game ah la 2003?

    —————————————

    Ironic? Heck yeah! That would be *totes* ironic if the team that hund two field goals on the Bengals last night even made it to the AFC Championship round.

  71. boisestatewhodat says: Oct 7, 2013 12:18 PM

    The Broncos have played only 1 team with a winning record…Baltimore, that’s it. They are very good but let’s wait til the teeth of the season…how would they fair against SEA or NO, or even KC? Guess we’ll see but they’ve played only medicore to lousy teams so far.

  72. jjh1982 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:19 PM

    The Broncos have the easiest schedule enough said

  73. chefbob52355 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:22 PM

    Being a long time colts fan, I too have watched Peyton over the years… I must admit (and this will piss off some of the blue faithful), but other than 2004 I don’t believe he has looked better! And don’t forget that he has been to two super bowls in the last decade

  74. flash1283 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:26 PM

    sasquatch77 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:13 PM

    Oh and wouldn’t it be ironic if Denver goes 16-0 and New England beats Peyton in the AFC Championship Game ah la 2003?

    —————————————

    Ironic? Heck yeah! That would be *totes* ironic if the team that hund two field goals on the Bengals last night even made it to the AFC Championship round.

    Yes….because we all know what happens in week 5 of the NFL season means anything at the end on the season.

    Didn’t Arizona beat NE last season in week 3 or 4 and NE still played in the AFC championship game?

  75. genericuser8888 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:26 PM

    Statistically, Drew Brees is the best quarterback ever. It looks like Manning may be on pace to break a lot of those records though and cement his place as #1…that is, IF he can keep this pace up all season.

    Folks, I don’t know about you all, but do I get the feeling that we could, maybe, see another Brees vs Manning Superbowl?

    If they can keep it up, two 16-0 teams meeting in the Superbowl… can you imagine the ratings?

    Of course, that will never happen…

  76. cajuntigerman01 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:28 PM

    The Broncos can break as many records as they want,it wont mean a thing when the New Orleans Saints hold up the trophy at the end of the Superbowl in Jersey. Mark it down………..WHODAT!

  77. naturalnupe says: Oct 7, 2013 12:37 PM

    Manning will be the first one to set any of these records without cheating. I hate that none of those patriots or saints records even has an asterik to indicate they got caught cheating. Break all of their records Peyton, so that history will no longer recognize those cheaters.

  78. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Oct 7, 2013 12:37 PM

    Three things:

    1. The Broncos haven’t beaten anyone yet.

    2. We’re 5 weeks into a 17 week season and we’re talking RECORDS???

    3. You forgot the record that Manning will break (most playoff losses in a career) when he inevitably loses in the playoffs… AGAIN.

    #getoffhisjock

  79. boisestatewhodat says: Oct 7, 2013 12:40 PM

    YEA YOU RITE!! WHO DAT!

  80. glac1 says: Oct 7, 2013 12:48 PM

    It was a display of arena football…. Nothing to brag about on either side.

  81. patriotinvasion says: Oct 7, 2013 12:56 PM

    sasquatch77 says:
    Oct 7, 2013 12:13 PM
    Oh and wouldn’t it be ironic if Denver goes 16-0 and New England beats Peyton in the AFC Championship Game ah la 2003?

    —————————————

    Ironic? Heck yeah! That would be *totes* ironic if the team that hund two field goals on the Bengals last night even made it to the AFC Championship round.
    ________

    Right, because we all know who is playing well in October is a clear indication who will win the Super Bowl.

    And pretty safe bet Tom Brady will be scoring more than 6 points when Gronk gets back.

  82. hehateme2 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:14 PM

    As if it was ever in doubt:

    Manning> brady.

  83. jwcarlson says: Oct 7, 2013 1:29 PM

    xcerebus1 says:
    Oct 7, 2013 10:46 AM
    Yes, it is unrealistic to think the Bronco’s will keep up that pace. Especially since most teams are seeing this whole new combination of Manning and his receivers, tight ends, and running backs for the first time. What would have helped a lot is it you put the players, or teams numbers, at the exact same time of the season. If I remember correctly Brady was on pace to blow out all those records at an amazing pace also, along with a few others in 2007.
    —————————————–

    2007 Brady through 5 games:
    1383 yards, 16 TDs, 2 INT
    That’s pretty close to Manning’s four week stat line minus the INTs. Brady had only one game over 300 yards in the first five of 2007. Brady’s first five games put him on pace for a 4432/51/7 line. He ended up with 4806/50/8.

    Manning really is blowing that out of the water pacing to a 6000/64/3 line with every game over 300 yards. “Different NFL, blah blah blah”. The guy is good… VERY good.

    My prediction would be somewhere in the 5500/57/5 range. Really depends on how many games he only plays three quarters by way of blowing out the other team.

  84. jjackwagon says: Oct 7, 2013 1:30 PM

    Broncos scored 51 and won the game, which is good. The fact that they HAD to score 51 to win the game is not good. The same Romo that tattooed Denver for 48 points yesterday was only able to put 16 on the Chiefs Defense.

    Just sayin…

  85. eightandeightlions says: Oct 7, 2013 1:36 PM

    if football was a track event Peyton Manning woud hold the record for the 90 yard dash

  86. camdenyard says: Oct 7, 2013 1:38 PM

    Manning is doing some amazing things with that team. I admit, it is fun to watch 9althought Game #1 was painful).

    Having said that, as a poster above said, winter is coming.

    And we all know what that means.

  87. cruzan80 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    Who cares…..he’ll choke again in the playoffs anywway. Oh….& by the way….KC is the best team in that division.

  88. borisbulldog says: Oct 7, 2013 1:56 PM

    Don’t forget to factor the Nov/Dec winter mth’s correction unto the Manning projection!

  89. justintuckrule says: Oct 7, 2013 2:12 PM

    I wish fans on this site would put aside their fandom and hate for a second to discuss the troubling issue facing this league. In a league that makes it’s living off of parity, the rules that it has implemented has made it so that only 3 or 4 teams in the NFL actually have a shot at winning the whole thing. If your team doesn’t have a superstar QB (PM, Brees, Rodgers, Brady), save for an anomaly here and there (like my Giants winning or the Ravens upsetting Denver last year), your teams have a worse chance at winning as did most of the teams in the 70s-90s before free agency.

    I feel bad for the Kansas Citys, Chicagos, Minnesotas, Texans, Dolphins, and Seattles of the world. You all have some nice little teams and in any other era you’d be a SB threat. Unfortunately, you’re all screwed unless one of the big four have an uncharacteristic bad day. That paradigm is not in the best interest of the league.

  90. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 7, 2013 2:16 PM

    Whether records fall or not, this will have to be remembered as one of the greatest offenses the NFL has ever seen by the time the year is over.

  91. wininer says: Oct 7, 2013 2:47 PM

    Taking a bunch of records away from the hated Pats and Aints. I see nothing wrong with that.

  92. chillyball says: Oct 7, 2013 2:50 PM

    Tonight at ESPN,

    Missing Rings: Denver Broncos 2012
    and later,
    Missing Rings: Denver Broncos 2013

  93. boxer2931boxer2931 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:59 PM

    18 is the GOAT and there isn’t even a question…

  94. boxer2931boxer2931 says: Oct 7, 2013 3:04 PM

    Brady has played with…..count em…….15-20 hall of famers or future hall of famers..

    Manning? 4. count em.

    not to mention ANOTHER record New Englanders seem to forget…because they are too busy saying Brady wins with less…LOL……

    Mannings SB win came with a defensive unit ranked 31st in the league over all and LAST against the run…and a special teams unit ranked LAST……..

    Brady? all 3 of his SB teams saw defenses AND special teams in top 5….yes top 5…

    Defense wins championships…hence Brady 3 manning 1….period.

  95. righthereisay says: Oct 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    I hate Tom Brady more than I hate Peyton Manning. So I hope Peyton breaks all of Brady’s records.

  96. boxer2931boxer2931 says: Oct 7, 2013 3:14 PM

    lets name the colts all of famers that 18 has played with Shall we? Faulk (for ONE year, his rookie year..lol)…..Harrison, Wayne, (who wouldn’t be hall of famers without manning by the way, see Harrison when Jim Harbaugh was throwing him the ball..)……Freeney and Mathis, and THAT my friends is IT…..go back and check the rosters………..I did…….period…

    18 is the GOAT….and there IS NO ARGUMENT

    37 4 neck surgeries, 18 months out of the league, and STILL dicing up the league like they are middle schoolers….

  97. colv says: Oct 7, 2013 3:21 PM

    All the regular season stats don’t mean a thing unless you, the team, gets into the playoffs and wins the Super Bowl. I’m a Baltimore fan but have enjoyed the greatest regular season QB in history-Payton Manning. He reminds me of Unites. He’s on loan from the Colts to Denver and will always a Colt and will be enshrined as a Colt in the HOF.

  98. 4getu says: Oct 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    Buying a Super Bowl must be nice

  99. spankygreen says: Oct 7, 2013 3:49 PM

    All the window dressing, but only 1 Super Bowl to show……….

  100. sbc85 says: Oct 7, 2013 4:59 PM

    My 2011 Saints broke the Greatest Show on Turf’s yardage record, while Brees broke Marino’s passing record, Darren Sproles broke the all-purpose yardage record, and Jimmy Graham came within a hair of breaking the TE record.

    And then they lost in the playoffs in the most soul-crushing way because their defense couldn’t stop Alex Smith with a minute to go.

    That porous defense will get you in the playoffs, Denver.

  101. flash1283 says: Oct 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    Oct 7, 2013 3:04 PM
    Brady has played with…..count em…….15-20 hall of famers or future hall of famers.

    Really name them. You can’t becouse it’s not true.

  102. axespray says: Oct 7, 2013 6:12 PM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Oct 7, 2013 10:48 AM
    “..and the Colts got rid of him ..why again?”
    ———————–
    Cause a year or two from now the Broncos will be left scrambling for a franchise QB while Andrew Luck will be a seasoned vet entering his prime.

  103. alarmclok says: Oct 7, 2013 8:26 PM

    Nice Math!!!! If Peyton manning has thrown 1 interception in 4 games…..and there are 16 games in a season….. how is that a pace of 3 interceptions? The correct answer is 4

  104. Nickstixx says: Oct 7, 2013 9:01 PM

    4getu says:Oct 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    Buying a Super Bowl must be nice
    ——————————————–
    Yeah, it really sucks when you have a team that actually spends it money to pay for great players to assemble a great team and win. Every other franchise out there had the opportunity to get Peyton Manning if they really wanted to. He chose Denver because they 1) had a good team already, and 2) they paid him 20 million a season. Which JUST so happens to be what numerous other teams are paying their franchise QB. So yeah… it is nice having a team that pays up!
    -
    Also to everyone clammering about how easy Denvers schedule is this season. Take a look at the AFC West… Enough said. Two of the three remaining undefeated teams reside there. AFC Best.
    #Hatersgonnahate

  105. Nickstixx says: Oct 7, 2013 9:03 PM

    alarmclok says:Oct 7, 2013 8:26 PM

    Nice Math!!!! If Peyton manning has thrown 1 interception in 4 games…..and there are 16 games in a season….. how is that a pace of 3 interceptions? The correct answer is 4
    ——————————
    Way to count! Broncos have played 5 games. 5-0.

  106. Nickstixx says: Oct 7, 2013 9:07 PM

    And finally, for everyone on here trying to sound smart and say that Superbowls are all that count obviously don’t understand how football works. There are 53 men on a roster for a reason. It takes the whole team to win.
    If you REALLY honestly believe what you are saying, then you are saying that Trent Dilfer > Dan Marino… Think about that for a little bit.
    No, instead you all say it because you choose to hate on greatness like Peyton Manning. He has put in the time and preparation to be one of the greatest, and he is. He has 1 ring already, and if the Broncos keep playing how they are now, and get that defense healthy (5 starters out vs Cowboys), he will get another ring.
    Peyton Manning is amazing.

  107. eightandeightlions says: Oct 8, 2013 11:19 AM

    A team that needs to heave the ball up constantly to avoid losing due to a porous, nearly non-existant defense in an era of ludicrous rules favoring the offense, playing against some of the worst teams in the league is on pace to break offensive records?

    Best offense ever, if you can ignore all the facts..

  108. eightandeightlions says: Oct 8, 2013 5:44 PM

    This is a vast improvement from prior to game 1, when they were on pace to finish with zero yards, and zero touchdowns.

  109. dreid215 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:47 PM

    As a longtime colts fan this is the first time manning has ever had studs minus welker but he’s still a under sized beast at receiving positions on offense WR and TE it would be really weird if the broncos choke in the playoffs

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