Denver Broncos vs. Washington Redskins: Just how historic was that 31-point 4th quarter?

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some interesting numbers from yesterday's game

2nd half team for sure.  Many folks out there will say "they are running up the score".  But remember how many times we have been tied, behind, or within one score of the opposing team going into the 4th quarter?  Happened against the Giants (up 17-16 won 41-23), Cowboys (up 38-33 won 51-48), Colts (down 33-17, lost 39-33), and Redskins (down 21-14, won 45-21).  That makes up half of our games thus far.  Throw in a 9-point lead (28-19) against Jacksonville, and this is hardly a case of the 2007 New England Patriots running up the score.  In fact in the other games with at least a two score lead going into the 4th quarter, the Broncos scored a total of 31 points.

Crazy to think that yesterday's game was a 4th quarter comeback after the final score.  But indeed it was.  The Denver Broncos trailed 21-14 going into the final frame.

What about Peyton Manning?

They come in bunches with Peyton.  First 4 games, 1 fumble.  Last 4 games, 4 fumbles, 6 INT's. This next one should pique the interest of Broncos fans everywhere, given the fact that John Elway was known for his miraculous 4th quarter comebacks.

Scott is the originator of how to categorize a "game winning drive" and "4th quarter comeback."

What about Peyton Manning Part II?

Player

Comp

Att

%

Yards

APA

TD

TD%

INT

INT%

Rating

Manning

237

333

71.2

2919

8.8

29

8.7

6

1.8

119.4

Projected

474

666

---

5838

---

58

---

12

---

---

Brady 2007

198

267

74.2

2431

9.1

30

11.2

2

0.7

136.2

Final

398

578

68.9

4806

8.3

20

8.6

8

1.4

117.2

At the halfway point of the season, Peyton manning is on pace to shatter the single season yardage and TD records.  Drew Brees holds the passing yardage mark with 5,476 yards.  To break it, Peyton would have to average about 320 yards per game the rest of the season.  So far he's averaged 364 yards per game to this point.

To break the all time record of 50 TD's in a regular season, Peyton would have to average 2.75 touchdowns per game.  Both of these records are certainly within his range.

Notice how much Brady dropped off from his blistering pace in 2007.  Also notice the fundamental differences between the two offenses.  The 2007 Patriot offense was more of a vertical offense especially with Randy Moss while the Denver Bronco offense is more of a ball control where the short passing game is used as an extension of the running game.

I would love to see Peyton break both records, but the one that seems to be slipping away is the all time QB Rating mark of 122.5 held by Aaron Rodgers.  What hurts Peyton are the interceptions and three more yesterday though only one was genuinely his fault counts all the same.  Less INT's coupled with consistent performance should keep him within striking distance of that mark.

GO BRONCOS!!!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Report

You must be a member of Mile High Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Report. You should read them.

Join Mile High Report

You must be a member of Mile High Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Report. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker