Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 9/30/13
Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos cohorts could be well on their way to putting up staggering numbers this season, en route to breaking NFL records. It isn't enough that the Broncos are 4-0, but they are putting a hurting on opposing defenses, and probably giving coordinators across the league headaches.Just how good could the Broncos be this year?Currently, the New England Patriots hold the record for most points in a season with 589 during their 2007 season. The Broncos already have 179. In order to match the Patriots record, they would need to average 34.17 points per game. Since Roger Goodell isn't handing out fractional points, if the Broncos average more than 35 points, the record is theirs. And how much satisfaction would Manning get by besting one of Tom Brady's records?And in case you're not looking ahead, I will do that for you. In two weeks, the Broncos host Jacksonville. The Broncos are already the biggest favorite in NFL history.The also host an under-performing Washington Redskins team and play the Raiders one more time.Manning has 1470 yards passing in four games, which comes to a 367.5 yards per game average. Drew Brees owns the single-season passing yards record with 5,476 yards. IF Manning keeps that average up over the season, he'll shatter that record. IF Manning keeps that average for the season, he'll have over 5,800 yards. For him to get the record, he would need to average only 337 yards per game for the rest of the season.Most passing touchdowns in a season? 50 by Tom Brady in the 2007 season. With 16 so far, Manning is on pace for 64 passing touchdowns.The NFL season is a marathon, but it's time to start thinking ahead to what the Broncos could do this season.
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