Seven great stats about Peyton Manning’s seven-touchdown night
On Thursday night, Peyton Manning became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a game. For The Win looks at Peyton’s historic night.
1. Manning became the first quarterback since the AFL-NFL merger to throw seven touchdowns in a game. The last quarterback to do it was Joe Kapp of the Minnesota Vikings in 1969. Kapp threw those TDs against the Baltimore Colts, which is fitting, giving that team’s dual ties to the Ravens and Peyton himself.
2. The Thursday total was one fewer than Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterbacks had in all of 2012.
3. As of Week 1, Manning is on pace to throw 112 touchdowns this season. That would be 10 more than Joe Flacco has in his career.
4. Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow threw for seven touchdowns in his last 19 games.
5. In one night, Manning tied the record for most career four TD games (23), tied the record for most career five TD games (7), set the record for most career six TD games (3) and tied the record for most career seven TD games (1).
6. Manning had never thrown more than three touchdowns in a game with the Denver Broncos.
7. The Week 1 total gave Manning 443 career touchdown passes, 65 behind the all-time leader, Brett Favre. At this pace, Manning will pass Favre Nov. 24 in New England. More realistically, if Manning stays healthy, he’ll pass Favre in the middle of the 2014 season.