With a short 4-yard completion to running back Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos quarterback claimed yet another NFL all-time record, passing himself past Brett Favre for the most passing yards in league history. That’s a lot of pass.
Favre did sent him his congratulations to Manning in a video message from a tree stand as he was on a hunting expedition. “I’m in tree stand. Yeah, you’ve interrupted me again,” before offering his congratulations. Favre called Manning, “The best.”
Manning reluctant celebrated his accomplishment with a standing ovation from the home crowd at Mile High Stadium despite his efforts to just continue the drive. That wasn’t the record Manning cared about—he wanted the all-time wins record. Unfortunately, after an embarrassing 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he’ll have to wait another week for that one.
Manning finished the day 5-of-20 for 35 yards and four interceptions. Definitely not the best performance in his Hall of Fame career. Clearly those foot and rib issues are a little worse than Manning, or the Broncos would lead us to believe.
In an effort to keep Manning, fresh and healthy, head coach Gary Kubiak sent Brock Osweiler out at quarterback in the third quarter, and Broncos fans got a taste of just how much their team will fall off in the next few seasons without The Sheriff.
It’s hard to believe that this is the same team that absolutely dismantled the Green Bay Packers two weeks ago. They looked atrocious in every aspect of the sport—especially on defense.
Let me make something clear: this loss is 100 percent on the offense’s shoulders. I’m just saying that the “No. 1” defense in the league has looked like Jack Del Rio came back as coordinator the past two games. Sure, the offense didn’t help. The interceptions didn’t make the defenses job easy, and they did do a good job holding the Chiefs to field goals, but they also looked completely lost on a good number of plays, and they certainly gave up some big ones which they had prevented through the majority of the first seven games of the year.
“Peyton’s our quarterback,” said Kubiak after the game. “If he’s healthy and ready to go, Peyton’s our quarterback.” So don’t get it confused.
Let’s just hope the NFL’s all-time leader in game-winning drives in the fourth quarter and overtime has another crazy comeback in him.