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Peyton Manning and the Four Horsemen: 3 Games Out Edition

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Hello Folks, here is your weekly update on the historic output of Peyton Manning and the Four Horsemen.

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The Horsemen

Player

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

Demaryius

74

1149

15.5

11

Decker

71

1088

15.3

8

Welker

73

778

10.7

10

Julius

50

625

12.5

11

*Totals are updated after yesterdays games

The biggest disappointment here has to be the 2nd concussion of Wes Welker. This is something that might shut him down for the remainder of the regular season. It all but kills the possibility that three Broncos receivers could finish with at least 1,000 yards rushing.

As far as the other receivers go, Decker needs two touchdowns to reach double digits for the season. After Knowshon Moreno scored on a TD catch yesterday, he became the 4th Denver Bronco on the season to reach the 10 TD mark. That marked the first time in NFL history a team has ever accomplished that. With Decker Joining the 10-TD club that would give the Broncos five players, a record that would most likely hold for generations to come.

All in all, it looks like the Broncos will end up with 2-1000 yard receivers, 4-10 TD receivers, and 2-70 catch receivers. As far as the trigger man?

Peyton Manning

Com

Att

%

Yards

Avg

TD

INT

QBR

366

539

67.9

4522

8.4

45

9

114.5

There are two very reachable single season passing records that are there for the taking. In 2011 Drew Brees threw for 5476 yards. Manning is 955 yards away from breaking that mark. He would have to average 319 yards per game to close the season with that record.

The other is Tom Brady's 50 TD passes in 2007. Manning has three games and needs 6 TD passes in order to break it. Peyton has thrown at least 2 touchdown passes in all but one game this season.

Regardless, if Manning hits 5000 yards 50 TDs, he would become the first QB in NFL history to do so.

The Broncos have a lot riding on the next three games, most important being the #1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. With New England and Kansas City on their heels, the Manning and the Horsemen should be able to break some records along the way.

GO BRONCOS!!!