Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass as Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Nick Roach (53) pressures in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

A look at the records the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning are setting


2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for the Peyton Manning and the 4-0 Denver Broncos. How huge of a year? Well…

  • The Broncos have scored 179 points in their first four games this season. For comparison, the 2007 New England Patriots scored 148 points through their first four games. Peyton Manning has thrown for more touchdowns than Tom Brady did (16 to 13) and fewer interceptions (0 to 2).
  • Speaking of the 2007 Patriots, that New England team set an NFL record by scoring 589 points in a season. The 2013 Broncos are on pace to score 716 points in 2013 (yes, you read that right). In order to break New England’s record, the Broncos “only” have to average 34.2 points per game for the remainder of the year (I say “only” because they are averaging 44.8 points per game right now).
  • Manning’s 16 touchdown passes in the first four games is an NFL record, breaking the old mark of 14 (held by Kurt Warner and Don Meredith).

Unless a team figures out how to stop Denver’s aerial attack soon, NFL defenses and the scribes in charge of updating the record books are going to be in for a long season.

[Source: For the Win]

 

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