Last Thursday night is going to stay deep inside the memory of Denver Broncos fans for a long time. Peyton Manning and the Broncos quieted down Kansas City Chiefs fans at the Arrowhead Stadium after an astonishing comeback, when Chiefs were leading 14-0.
The game didn’t look good at the beginning for the Broncos, Manning had his second interception of the season returned for a touchdown — 55 yards by Chiefs corner back Marcus Peters with 6 minutes, 27 seconds remaining in the first half.
Nevertheless, instead of choking, the 39-year-old quarterback began to regain his rhythm play by play and with three wide receivers in formation, the Broncos offense started hurting the Chiefs.
Once in his comfort zone, Manning threw for 256 yards and three scores, the last to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos tied the score.
Right on the next play, Brandon Marshall stripped Chiefs running back, Jamaal Charles and the ball bounced right into Roby’s hands. Broncos’ cornerback Bradley Roby returned the Chiefs’ fumble for a score with 27 seconds remaining.
The unpredictable final score was 31-24 becoming the Broncos’ seventh straight over their AFC West rivals and their 13th straight division road game, breaking a tie with the San Francisco 49ers.
A Night for the NFL History
Thursday’s September 17th game, against Kansas City Chiefs, was the perfect night for the Denver Broncos, but especially for Peyton Manning. They didn’t only have an amazing comeback after losing 14-0, but Manning became the second NFL quarterback to surpass the 70.000 career passing yards in league history.
After the Ravens game, Manning came to Kansas City, needing 134 yards to reach the milestone and he printed his name in the NFL history book, after a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, midway through the third quarter.
Brett Favre, reached the 70.000th passing yards as a Vikings player in 2010. However, Manning could break that record too because he is not only younger, but reached the milestone with 35 games less than Favre. Bret Favre, holds the record with 71,838 career passing yards.
Manning quieted his growing doubters by improving to 14-1 in his career against the Chiefs and if he keeps playing as he did, this might be a great and historical season for the Broncos quarterback.