The Denver Broncos laid the hurt on the previously red-hot San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, winning the game 42-17 en route to solidifying the top record in the AFC.
But nobody’s really talking about the score of the game, even though it was the most points ever allowed by the Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator combo of Harbaugh and Fangio.
The big news is that Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s all-time touchdown record in one of the most efficient performances he’s ever showcased (157.2 passer rating.)
We all knew he’d surpass Favre’s mark of 508 at some point in the season, but few expected him to have 19 touchdown passes after just six games.
The record-breaker was an 8-yard dart to Demaryius Thomas, and TD #510 was a gorgeous 40-yard bomb to Thomas early in the third quarter.
Four touchdowns, zero interceptions, 318 yards and only 4 incompletions out of 26 passes. Peyton Manning is a legend and as long as his neck holds up he’ll keep adding more logs to the fire.
In celebration of #18’s big day, check out this awesome infograph that breaks down which receivers caught the most of Mr. Manning’s scoring throws:
Every single receiver who caught one of Peyton Manning’s touchdown passes. pic.twitter.com/KFkOrX32uf
— Sports Circle (@SportsCircIe) October 20, 2014