Peyton Manning's 509th touchdown
We all know Manning's the man, and we've all seen the touchdown by now. Here are some other interesting facts about Manning's record:
- Manning became the eighth player since 1943 to hold the NFL record,
- He did it in his 246th career regular-season game played (8,659th career attempt). Favre did it in his 302nd game.
- Who's next to break it? Tom Brady and Drew Brees are tied for fourth on the list behind Manning, Favre, and Marino with 372 touchdowns. No active player is within 100 of them.
- Marvin Harrison is Manning's lead touchdown receiver with 112. Demaryius Thomas leads Broncos with 29, including the record-breaker.
Von Miller: Your NFL sack leader
With eight sacks, Von Miller now leads the NFL in sacks. That includes players who haven't been on bye yet. He recorded a sack for the fifth consecutive game to extend the NFL’s longest current streak and represent the third five-game sack streak of his career.
Demaryius Thomas is on fire
Demaryius Thomas had 141 total receiving yards in Weeks 1 through 3. In the three games since, he has nabbed 226 yards, 124 yards, and 171 yards with a total of five touchdowns. Hope you didn't trade him from your fantasy team!
DeMarcus Ware enters the Top 15
Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware totaled his fifth, sixth and seventh sacks of the season to pass Simeon Rice into 15th place on the NFL’s all-time list with 123 career sacks. His three sacks Sunday were the most he's had in a game since 2011.
Chris Harris Jr. is still stupid good
If Harris' stats match up to PFF's, he still won't have allowed 100 total yards on the season.
Peyton Manning is already the 2nd-best Broncos QB all-time
Manning's 318 passing yards tonight gave him 11,984 with the #Broncos, 2nd in franchise history behind Elway. In less than 3 freakin years.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) October 20, 2014
I guess that is no surprise. Thank you John Elway!
It was a total, complete team win Sunday, and nothing emphasizes that as much as these notes and records by both offensive and defensive players, all around.