Bring it on NFL. Who's next to get torched by Peyton Manning? Sammy Baugh and the John Elway-led Super Bowl Broncos were the latest to fall from the record books. Milt Plum you're 53-year-old run of passing efficiency is now a dead-eye target within Manning's remarkable field vision. As for the schedule the Philadelphia Eagles became the latest victims of Manning's historic passing exhibitions. Manning threw four touchdowns again without an interception and special teams scored two more touchdowns as the Broncos embarrassed Chip Kelly's Eagles 52-20 on a warm late-September Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Manning didn't play in the fourth quarter as backup Brock Osweiler got some playing time with the Broncos up 49-13. Before Manning signed on to play with the Broncos prior to the 2012 season he was already considered one of the all-time best quarterbacks. In the 20 regular-season games since he's donned bright orange Manning has been absurd leading the Broncos to 17 wins on 53 touchdown passes against just 11 picks. He's gone to a level through four games this year that not even the greatest of the greats have gone before. Manning has 16 touchdown passes without an interception this year. Plum started his 1960 season with 16 TD passes and no interceptions for the Cleveland Browns. But it took him 10 games to get No. 16. And he threw a pick later in that game. The game against the Eagles was initially supposed to be the end of Von Miller's suspension. The Broncos would have reached that end with a 4-0 record. However an appeal led to discovery of fraudulent shenanigans between Miller the Broncos' star pass rusher and specimen test collector that resulted in a six-game suspension. Is that you Jerry Jones who is up next on the Broncos' schedule? It's on to Dallas for the Broncos next week for game 5 followed by - gasp! - the Jacksonville Jaguars in game 6 in Denver.
Manning flying high as Broncos rout Eagles, 52-20
Denver Post | Sep 29