Much of the talk heading into Sunday’s game against San Francisco is laser-focused on Peyton Manning possibly breaking the all-time record for touchdown passes.
Brett Favre says he couldn’t be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws.
With positive changes, there usually come negatives. And while the Broncos have enjoyed seeing new receiver Emmanuel Sanders catch on, it’s meant a drop in production by their veteran wideouts.
Peyton Manning couldn’t celebrate right away when he set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season in 2004. On Sunday when he regained the record against the Texans, he was able to soak in the historic moment.
Peyton Manning will head into Houston on Sunday afternoon with 47 touchdown passes already to his name this season. That puts him just three shy of tying Tom Brady’s single-season record of 50, and therefore four shy of setting a new mark.
Demaryius Thomas was named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career after becoming the first Broncos receiver in a decade with a trio of TD receptions.
Through six games, Broncos starting tight end Julius Thomas has 31 catches and seven touchdowns.