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Peyton Manning and Most Games with Four or More Passing Touchdowns

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.

QUARTERBACK GAMES WITH 4 OR MORE PASSING TDS FOR
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 pro-football-reference.com, 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!

Photo: AP via abc13.com

Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Drew Brees and Quarterbacks with the Most Long Passing Touchdowns: 50 Yards or More, Regular Season

Johnny Unitas Threw The Most TD Bombs Of All Time

Johnny Unitas Threw The Most TD Bombs Of All Time

Three-time champion (two NFL and one Super Bowl) quarterback Johnny Unitas threw for more long touchdowns than anyone in NFL history, but Peyton Manning is closing in.

Unitas went deep for the score (50 yards or more) 51 times, the only QB to do it over 50 times in a career.

Manning sits at 42, one behind Brett Favre.

Two other actives make today’s list: Tony Romo, who surprisingly has more TD bombs in the books than the more experienced Drew Brees.

Below find the long arms of the NFL: top 20 QBs with the most 50-yard or more passing touchdowns.

Thanks to pro-football-reference.com‘s play index, where I punched in this query, and where you can see every quarterback who threw for at least one touchdown that spanned half the grid or more.

QUARTERBACK PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, 50 YARDS OR MORE WITH CAREER SPAN
1. Johnny Unitas 51 Baltimore Colts 1956-1973
2. John Hadl 46 San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers 1962-1977
3. Fran Tarkenton 44 Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants 1961-1978
4. Brett Favre 43 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings 1991-2010
5. Peyton Manning 42 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos 1998-Present
6. Jim Hart 39 St. Louis Cardinals 1966-1984
7. Len Dawson 38 Kansas City Chiefs 1957-1975
7. Sonny Jurgensen 38 Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins 1957-1974
9. Dan Marino 37 Miami Dolphins 1983-1999
10. Y.A. Tittle 36 San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants 1948-1964
11. Joe Montana 35 San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs 1979-1994
12. Norm Van Brocklin 34 Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles 1949-1960
12. George Blanda 34 Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders 1949-1975
14. Tony Romo 33 Dallas Cowboys 2004-Present
15. John Brodie 32 San Francisco 49ers 1957-1973
16. Charley Johnson 30 St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos 1961-1975
16. Jim Kelly 30 Buffalo Bills 1986-1996
18. Drew Brees 29 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints 2001-Present
18. Roman Gabriel 29 Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles 1962-1977
18. Warren Moon 29 Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks 1984-2000
18. Otto Graham 29 Cleveland Browns 1946-1955

Photo: espndeportes.com

NFL: Top 20 Quarterbacks with the Most Passing Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

Here’s one quarterback record not held by Brett Favre (he’s in second).

Dan Marino has thrown the most touchdowns on Monday Night Football, a cool 74.

Nobody else is really even close to those two, including actives Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees – especially considering they each get just one, two, or at absolute most, three, Monday night games a season.

Brady’s over 30 TDs away from the top, Brees is 40 away and Manning is somewhere in between.

QUARTERBACK MNF PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 1ST MNF GAME LAST MNF GAME TEAM(S) MNF GAMES PLAYED
1. Dan Marino 74 1983 1999 Miami Dolphins 38
2. Brett Favre 69 1993 2010 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings 38
3. Tom Brady 42 2002 2013 New England Patriots 18
4. Steve Young 42 1987 1999 San Francisco 49ers 25
5. Peyton Manning 36 2000 2013 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos 17
6. Joe Montana 36 1983 1994 San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs 20
7. Drew Brees 34 2003 2013 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints 16
8. Jim Kelly 31 1988 1996 Buffalo Bills 20
9. Ken Stabler 27 1972 1983 Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints 16
10. Danny White 27 1976 1987 Dallas Cowboys 23
11. Terry Bradshaw 25 1970 1982 Pittsburgh Steelers 19
12. John Elway 25 1984 1998 Denver Broncos 23
13. Dave Krieg 25 1984 1996 Seattle Seahawks 16
14. Philip Rivers 25 2006 2014 San Diego Chargers 14
15. Troy Aikman 23 1991 1999 Dallas Cowboys 22
16. Eli Manning 22 2005 2014 New York Giants 13
17. Randall Cunningham 20 1988 2000 Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys 11
18. Jay Cutler 20 2007 2012 Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears 12
19. Donovan McNabb 20 2001 2010 Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins 17
20. Roger Staubach 20 1970 1979 Dallas Cowboys 14

Photo: Rhona Wise, Getty Images via latimes.com

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