Peyton Manning ties 2 NFL records with 7 TD passes

Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
 
The Denver Broncos' quarterback becomes the sixth player to throw for that many, and the first since Joe Kapp on Sept. 28, 1969.
 
Manning, a four-time MVP, also tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four TD throws, and Drew Brees' mark with his seventh career five-TD performance.

Manning had a pair of TD throws to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half of Denver's season opener.

Manning hit Andre Caldwell and then Wes Welker twice for touchdowns in the third quarter, giving the Broncos a 35-17 lead.

Welker, who earlier muffed a punt, caught Manning's pass in the left flat and circled around defender Corey Graham for a 5-yard score that tied Favre's NFL mark. He was then wide open for a 2-yard TD catch.

Manning said Broncos fans helped, too.  

"The crowd was awesome. They were into it. They stayed with us...The crowd was really tough on their offense all night"

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