NFL Quarterbacks: Most Games with Five or More Passing Touchdowns Since the Merger

Drew Brees, Along With Peyton Manning, Has The Most Five-Or-More Passing Touchdown Games In The Modern Era

Drew Brees, Along With Peyton Manning, Has The Most Five-Or-More Passing Touchdown Games In The Modern Era

We’re going up the ladder.  Yesterday, it was quarterbacks with the most 4-or-more passing touchdown games since the merger in 1970. Peyton Manning holds that record by eight over Drew Brees.

Today, it’s quarterbacks with the most 5-or-more passing touchdown games since the first modern football season when the AFL and NFL united into the NFL (becoming the AFC and NFC Conferences). And it’s Manning again – this time tied with Brees at the top. They have eight apiece.

What about six touchdowns? How about seven touchdowns? One more post in this series, tomorrow.

1. Peyton Manning 8 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
1. Drew Brees 8 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints
3. Dan Marino 6 Miami Dolphins
4. Tom Brady 4 New England Patriots
4. Brett Favre 4 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets
4. Warren Moon 4 Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks
7. Daunte Culpepper 3 Minnesota Vikings
7. Dan Fouts 3 San Diego Chargers
7. Jim Kelly 3 Buffalo Bills
7. Dave Krieg 3 Seattle Seahawks
7. Joe Montana 3 San Francisco 49ers
7. Matthew Stafford 3 Detroit Lions
13. Lynn Dickey 2 Green Bay Packers
13. Boomer Esiason 2 Cincinnati Bengals
13. Joe Ferguson 2 Buffalo Bills
13. Vince Ferragamo 2 Los Angeles Rams
13. Matt Hasselbeck 2 Seattle Seahawks
13. Tommy Kramer 2 Minnesota Vikings
13. Donovan McNabb 2 Philadelphia Eagles
13. Carson Palmer 2 Cincinnati Bengals
13. Aaron Rodgers 2 Green Bay Packers
13. Ben Roethlisberger 2 Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Tony Romo 2 Dallas Cowboys
13. Kurt Warner 2 St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals

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Peyton Manning and Most Games with Four or More Passing Touchdowns Since the Merger

Peyton Manning, Touchdown...Again

Peyton Manning, Touchdown…Again

Here’s a quarterback record that Peyton Manning broke some time ago (as opposed to his most recent record-breaking feat).

Manning has more games with four or more passing touchdowns than anyone else since the completed NFL-AFL merger in 1970 – 33 – and with a little room to play with, and some time yet to pad his stats.

Though the second best QB on this list is still active. Drew Brees has done it 25 times and it is possible Brees could take over one day. He’s about three years younger.

Then you have three of the usual suspects: Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Tom Brady.

But check this: Aaron Rodgers is next, ahead of his time, but on a different level. It goes from Brady with 20 to Rodgers with 13.

And check this: the top 20 QBs with the most “4-or-more” regular season games, below.

What about “five-or-more” or even “six or more” passing touchdown games? Check that, tomorrow.

1. Peyton Manning 33 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
2. Drew Brees 25 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints
3. Brett Favre 23 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings
4. Dan Marino 21 Miami Dolphins
5. Tom Brady 20 New England Patriots
6. Aaron Rodgers 13 Green Bay Packers
7. Dan Fouts 12 San Diego Chargers
8. Drew Bledsoe 11 New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills
8. Donovan McNabb 11 Philadelphia Eagles
10. John Elway 10 Denver Broncos
10. Jim Kelly 10 Buffalo Bills
10. Eli Manning 10 New York Giants
13. Tommy Kramer 9 Minnesota Vikings
13. Warren Moon 9 Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks
13. Steve Young 9 San Francisco 49ers
16. Jeff Garcia 8 San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns
16. Dave Krieg 8 Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals
16. Joe Montana 8 San Francisco 49ers
16. Tony Romo 8 Dallas Cowboys
16. Brian Sipe 8 Cleveland Browns
16. Kurt Warner 8 St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals
16. Danny White 8 Dallas Cowboys

Thanks to the best football reference site on the Web. It’s, where I punched in this query, and where you can see every quarterback who’s ever had even one 4-or-more passing TD game. OK one more time – Check it out!

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MLB World Series: Teams that Have Come Back From Down 2-0

The 1996 New York Yankees Were The Last Team To Come Back From 2-0 To Win The World Series

The 1996 New York Yankees Were The Last Team To Come Back From 2-0 To Win The World Series

Out of 109 completed World Series, about half – 53 – started out with one team going up two games to none over the other.

Of those, only 11 times has the team down 2-0 come back to win the championship. And of those, four – that is only four times (!) – has the team with home field advantage come back to win it all.

Let’s check the percentages on all this. Down 2-0? Then, actually not too bad considering the circumstances – you’ve got a 21 percent chance of winning the World Series.

However, if you lose those first two games at home, things dwindle to a 5.7 percent chance (three of 53). I’m not including 1921, because back then teams alternated playing at home with the home field advantage team getting Game 7.

The upshot is, if the Kansas City Royals (who gained home field advantage thanks to the American League winning the All-Star Game) lose again tonight, things won’t be looking good at all for a title. Then again, they didn’t look good in 1985, either. The Royals happened to be one of those home teams.

1. 1921 New York Giants* New York Yankees 5-3
2. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees 4-3
3. 1956 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3
4. 1958 New York Yankees Milwaukee Braves 4-3
5. 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins 4-3
6. 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles 4-3
7. 1978 New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2
8. 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees 4-2
9. 1985 Kansas City Royals* St. Louis Cardinals 4-3
10. 1986 New York Mets* Boston Red Sox 4-3
11. 1996 New York Yankees* Atlanta Braves 4-2

* home field advantage

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