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DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos offense broke a bunch of records (individual, team, and NFL) on Sunday in their win against Arizona.

Here are the Top 5:

Tight end Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos has a 12 yard touchdown reception against the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tight end Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos has a 12 yard touchdown reception against the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

5. Julius Thomas – 7 TDs through 4 games (Broncos record for TDs in first 4 games)

This is a random record no doubt, but it highlights the great start to the year JT is having. The old Broncos record was 6, set by Wes Welker last year.

4. Demaryius Thomas – 226 yards receiving (Broncos single game record)
This was a much needed breakout game for DT. He broke Shannon Sharpe’s single game record for receiving yards with 226 yards on just 8 catches. (Sharpe’s record was 214 yards on 12 catches). Two of his catches went for TDs as Broncos fans saw the DT they have been used to the last couple of years.

Demaryius Thomas

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Broncos runs along the sideline ahead of strong safety Tony Jefferson of the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

3. Broncos – 568 Yards Total Offense (Broncos Franchise Record)
For as many records as the Broncos offense broke last year, the most yards they had in a single game was 551 vs. Tennessee (now 5th all time). On Sunday, Manning and company broke the team record of 567 yards set by Jake Plummer’s offense in 2004. (By the way, Plummer had 499 yards passing but 3 interceptions as the Broncos lost to Atlanta.)

Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

2. Wes Welker – 854 career catches (NFL record for an undrafted player)
Welker broke former Bronco Rod Smith’s record of 849 catches just before halftime, and finished the game with 854 now for his career. Manning said afterwards that there are a lot of GMs that passed on Welker in the 2004 draft that owe him an apology note.

Peyton Manning

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

1. Peyton Manning – 503 TD passes (2nd All-Time)
To be technical, the record Manning broke was fastest QB to reach 500 TDs, passing the plateau 49 games faster than Brett Favre. The all-time TD record (Favre’s 508) now clearly is in Manning’s sights as well. Expect him to break that record at home against either San Francisco (Oct. 19) or San Diego (Oct. 23).

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning clutches the football he threw for his 500th career touchdown pass in the first quarter of play against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

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