ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – After throwing four touchdowns on Sunday and setting a new franchise record for completions, quarterback
Manning finished the game against Tennessee with 397 yards and completed 39-of-59 attempts and did not throw an interception. Each of his four touchdown passes in the win went to a different receiver. The 59 attempts set a new career high for Manning.
“You never plan for 95 plays,” Manning said after the Tennessee win. “Defense had 45 plays and they settled down and did a good job on third down getting them off the field. We had a lot of first downs. I don’t know how many, but we were first-down, second-down, first-down. When you’re in that kind of rhythm it puts a lot of pressure on the defense.”
With three games left in the season, Manning has thrown 45 touchdown passes this year – tied for the fifth-most touchdowns in a season. His current pace would give him 55 touchdowns which would set a new single season record.
Manning has received the award three times already this season as he won in Weeks 1 and 3 and again last week in Week 13. Manning and Saints quarterback Drew Brees have both won the award three times – more than anyone else – and are both nominees for the award again this week.
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