Peyton Manning ties record for most TD passes in one game

Is Peyton Manning getting a pass for running up the score?

9/6/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes the ball during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY SportsIf you watched the Broncos-Ravens game last night, you saw a rather impressive performance by the Broncos' offense. Other than that, there were some clear missteps, from dropped passes to muffed punts to colliding teammates to early TD celebrations, but there should be no doubt that the Broncos' passing attack will once again be formidable.

Peyton Manning tied and NFL single-game record with 7 passing touchdowns, and single-handedly won some fantasy football matchups for a lot of fantasy players.

As if the 7 TD passes weren't enough, Manning was also only the 2nd one (along with Y.A. Tittle) to do it without throwing a single interception.

After the game, pretty much every football fan in the country was heaping praise on Manning. Understandably so. He put together a historically great performance and led his team to victory in the season opener.

But what if it was Tom Brady? What if the Patriots put on the same exact performance?

Would people be congratulating Brady on his great achievement?

Nope. Absolutely not.

Manning's last TD pass came with 4:30 left in the game, with the Broncos already leading by 15. It wasn't a deep pass, it was really just a screen to Demaryius Thomas, who picked up some serious YAC on his way to a 78-yard TD. But still, we've seen Tom Brady do the same exact thing in New England, throwing high-percentage short passes that are really no different from running plays at the end of big wins, and people criticize the Patriots. People even go so far as to wish injury on Brady.

So why is Peyton Manning getting a pass?
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9/6/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm just pointing out what I've heard when the Patriots throw the ball with a 2-TD lead late in the 4th quarter. Hell, the Patriots have been accused of running up the score in the FIRST HALF before.

Something tells me their is going to be a lot of records on offense broken this year in the AFC Pat.  Patriots,Ravens,Broncos,Bengals,Texans and Colts all have explosive offenses and lots of different pieces on defense(some just don't play defense).

9/6/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

easy answer yes.. and thats just fine with america...

9/6/13   |   JenX63   |   32634 respect

The old lady weighs in: The whole point of the game is to SCORE!
the end...if teams don't want to be be embarrassed, maybe they should play better.

9/6/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
I can understand if you said most quarterbacks around the league don't get the love Peyton does, but Tom Brady?  The NFL media only gives us stories about guys like Rodgers, Kaepernick, Manning and RG 3 because Brady is off producing another kid or doing a gashion shoot and unavailable at that moment.  How anyone think Manning and the Broncos ran up the score. Considering their interception for 6 was called back because of player stupidity, plus at least 14 points could have been added by the Ravens if normally sure handed guys like Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley make catches for 6 and this game would have been 49-49 possibly headed to overtime.

I'm just pointing out what I've heard when the Patriots throw the ball with a 2-TD lead late in the 4th quarter. Hell, the Patriots have been accused of running up the score in the FIRST HALF before.

9/6/13   |   Jess   |   34627 respect

I honestly was waiting for someone....anyone...to say something last night to the effect of "they're running up the score!" but I didn't see it once. I'm not one of those people who gets mad about that anyway - the point of the game is to score touchdowns. The Ravens were starting to creep back up late in the game. Honestly, I wanted Peyton to throw another TD or 2.

As for him getting a pass - yea, he probably is. And Stoney's probably at least partially right.

9/6/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

I can understand if you said most quarterbacks around the league don't get the love Peyton does, but Tom Brady?  The NFL media only gives us stories about guys like Rodgers, Kaepernick, Manning and RG 3 because Brady is off producing another kid or doing a gashion shoot and unavailable at that moment.  How anyone think Manning and the Broncos ran up the score. Considering their interception for 6 was called back because of player stupidity, plus at least 14 points could have been added by the Ravens if normally sure handed guys like Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley make catches for 6 and this game would have been 49-49 possibly headed to overtime.

9/6/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25123 respect

two words. Bill Belichik