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Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-17 win over the 49ers.
Manning needed just three passing touchdowns to break Brett Favre's all-time mark of 508, and the 38-year-old had his record before halftime in one of the most efficient outings of his career. He led the Broncos to six touchdowns in eight drives against an injury-depleted San Francisco defense, then gave way to backup Brock Osweiler for the entire fourth quarter. Now six games into the season, Manning is on pace for similar numbers to those he recorded in his record-smashing 2013 campaign. He won't have to wait long to add to his record total of 510 career touchdowns, as the Broncos will face a slumping Chargers defense in San Diego on Thursday.
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Manning completed 22-of-33 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Jets.
The Jets did a solid job of keeping Manning off-balance for much of the game, though it wasn't enough to keep him from throwing at least three touchdowns for the fourth time in five games this season. He connected with six different receivers, including 10 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown to Demaryius Thomas, and two touchdown passes to Julius Thomas. Up next is a Week 7 matchup against a 49ers' defense that has been excellent against the pass this season, allowing 205.6 passing yards per game heading into Week 6.
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Manning completed 31-of-47 passes for 479 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Cardinals, the first of which was the 500th of his career, making him the second player in NFL history to reach that mark after Brett Favre.
While Manning was also picked off twice, he was absolutely dominant for much of the game, including helping Demaryius Thomas into the Broncos-record books by posting 226 receiving yards. Manning is now five passing touchdowns short of Favre's all-time NFL record, a figure he could potentially reach as early as Week 6 against the Jets, who have really struggled against the pass this season and gave up 288 yards and three touchdowns to Philip Rivers on Sunday.
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Manning completed 31-of-49 passes for a season-high 303 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Seahawks.
Manning struggled for much of Sunday's game, but came on in the fourth quarter to lead the Broncos back and force overtime thanks to a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds left and a two-point conversion pass to Demaryius Thomas. Manning's interception was his first this season, while he also failed to throw three touchdowns for the first time, both acceptable outcomes given he was playing at Seattle. The Broncos are have an early bye in Week 4 before taking on a tough Cardinals defense in Week 5.
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Through the Broncos' first two games, Manning has completed 43-of-62 passes for a total of 511 yards, with six touchdowns and zero interceptions in that span.
Manning, who recorded three TD passes in each of the Broncos' first two games, is in line to take aim at a rugged Seattle defense on Sunday, with the team's wideout corps slated to be bolstered by Wednesday's reinstatement of Wes Welker.
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Manning completed 22-of-36 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
Manning came out firing in the first half, leading the Broncos to 24 points on four drives, three of which were capped off by Julius Thomas touchdowns. The second half was an entirely different story, as Montee Ball struggled to pick up yards on the ground, and Manning missed a few throws that he usually makes. Also, Demaryius Thomas dropped three passes, which probably won't happen again this season. All in all, it was a strong start to Manning's season, though he didn't quite provide the ridiculous production that we came to expect last year.
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Manning completed 21-of-27 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
Making up for some lost practice time with wideout Emmanuel Sanders, Manning threw both of his touchdowns to the former-Steeler, scoring on plays of 67 and 29-yards. Unfortunately, Wes Welker was diagnosed with a concussion after the game, and with his history of head injuries, he is considered iffy for Week 1, taking away one of Manning's favorite weapons, especially in the red zone. That being said, Manning has plenty of bigger targets, so a drastic decline in expected production isn't warranted.
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Manning completed 12-of-14 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers.
Manning picked apart the 49ers in his two series, including going 8-for-8 on the second drive, while culminated in a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas. Manning seems to already be in midseason form, and he'll likely sit out the team's final preseason game to stay healthy for the season opener Sept. 7 against the Colts.
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The Denver Post would bet on Peyton Manning playing three more seasons.
Manning is 38 years old and his arm strength is a fraction of what it once was. But he's also playing the best football of his career and got a little rejuvenated by sitting out the 2011 season. Ultimately, how much longer Peyton plays will be determined by how sharply he regresses from last season's MVP performance. We're expecting only a mild decline this year, meaning he'll at least keep going through the 2015 season.
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Peyton Manning admitted that the strength in his throwing arm is still not where it was prior to neck surgery.
The nerves in Manning's neck and arm continue to rejuvenate slowly. "Maybe I can't throw the 100 mile-an-hour fastball anymore, but I can still strike you out, picking my spots, working the plate," he said. "I don't make the same kind of throws I used to make, I try to use the cerebral part, use my experience." That style was good enough for a record-breaking 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns last season. Arm strength is not a real factor when projecting Manning's numbers.