DENVER - The Denver Broncos victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night not only brought the Broncos to 3-0 this season, it also set a few records.
Thanks to the Denver Broncos media team for these fun facts:
- Monday's win was the Broncos' 14th in a row in the regular season, tying a franchise record set in 1997-98.
- The victory marked the Broncos’ seventh consecutive win against AFC West opponents, tying for the second-longest such streak in team annals.
- The Broncos have scored 127 points in the first three games of the season. That ties this team for the second-highest total in NFL history through a team’s first three contests. The only team that scored more points through three games was the 1968 Dallas Cowboys (132 pts. in 1968). The 1966 Cowboys are tied with the Broncos for the second spot.
- Quarterback Peyton Manning has now thrown for 12 touchdowns this year setting a new league record for most touchdowns through three games.
- Manning is the first player since QB Michael Vick in 2010 to throw at least 12 touchdown passes before throwing an interception.
-- More interesting trivia:
- The Denver Broncos are 3-0 for the 12th time in team history (and the first time since 2009)
- WR Wes Welker and TE Julius Thomas each recorded a scoring reception to mark the third consecutive game they caught a touchdown pass. They join Saints TE Jimmy Graham as the only players in the NFL this season to accomplish that feat. They also represent just the fourth and fifth individuals, respectively, in team history to have a touchdown catch in each of a season’s first three games (first since Butch Johnson and Clint Sampson in 1985)
- WR Eric Decker (8-133, 1 TD) recorded his fourth career 100-yard receiving game, finishing one catch short of a career high and three yards shy of a personal best
- K Matt Prater’s 53-yard field goal was the 16th field goal of 50+ yards in his career
- Denver’s 536 yards tied for the seventh-highest single-game total in team history (highest since 564 yds. at Cle., 11/6/08)
- DE Robert Ayers recorded the first multi-sack game of his career
- The announced attendance of 76,978 fans is the third-highest home attendance figure in team history