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.
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.Follow @VinGetz
|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!
The tight end watch is getting really interesting. Already this season, Jason Witten became only the third tight end in NFL history to breach the 10,000-receiving yards plateau. He’s now second all-time behind Tony Gonzalez after surpassing Shannon Sharpe just yesterday.
Twelve-year San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is now at 9,556 yards and needs to average just 50 yards a game the remainder of this season to become the fourth member of the 10,000-yard club.
When it comes to tight ends with the most career receiving touchdowns, there are definitely some differences.
It’s still Gonzalez at the top (he is arguably the greatest offensive TE, ever), but it’s Gates this time who’s actually pretty close to topping the record, as opposed to Witten (much farther) in the yards chase. No way Gates will do it this season – he still needs 18 TDs to break the record. So it will be dependent on whether he returns for 2015. That would most certainly clinch it.
Rob Gronkowski already has 46 touchdowns and just made the pros in 2010. Jimmy Graham has 44 and also came through in 2010. These guys have a long way to go yet in the yards department, far below their more aggressive TD pace (but understandable given the short sample of about 3.5 seasons).
Makes you think…there are three kinds of “offensively-performing tight end types”: those who specialize more in scoring, those who collect yards (and probably rescue the quarterback quite often) and the elite who do both.Follow @VinGetz
|TIGHT END||RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS||FROM||TO|
Those MNF scores are hard to come by, many of them depending on how good your team is (and if it’s been deemed worthy of the spotlight). Only seven running backs have managed 10 or more.
And unlike quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns on Monday night – a list that includes Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers and Eli Manning – only one (barely) active player (and not even a running back, at that) makes today’s list. It’s New York Jets‘ backup QB, Michael Vick.Follow @VinGetz
|PLAYER||MNF RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS||CAREER SPAN||WITH||MNF GAMES PLAYED|
|1.||Emmitt Smith||23||1990-2004||Dallas Cowboys||25|
|2.||Marcus Allen||17||1982-1997||Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs||27|
|3.||Eric Dickerson||14||1983-1993||Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts||14|
|4.||John Riggins||13||1971-1985||New York Jets, Washington Redskins||17|
|5.||Terrell Davis||10||1995-2001||Denver Broncos||13|
|5.||Ahman Green||10||1998-2009||Green Bay Packers||15|
|5.||Chuck Muncie||10||1976-1984||New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers||9|
|8.||Ottis Anderson||9||1979-1992||St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants||13|
|8.||Jerome Bettis||9||1993-2005||Pittsburgh Steelers||17|
|8.||James Brooks||9||1981-1992||San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals||18|
|8.||Earl Campbell||9||1978-1985||Houston Oilers||9|
|8.||Tony Dorsett||9||1977-1988||Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos||25|
|8.||Franco Harris||9||1972-1984||Pittsburgh Steelers||19|
|8.||Edgerrin James||9||1999-2009||Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals||10|
|8.||Joe Morris||9||1982-1991||New York Giants||12|
|8.||Steve Young (QB)||9||1985-1999||San Francisco 49ers||25|
|17.||Pete Banaszak||8||1966-1978||Oakland Raiders||11|
|17.||Dorsey Levens||8||1994-2004||Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles||20|
|17.||Curtis Martin||8||1995-2005||New England Patirots, New York Jets||14|
|17.||Donovan McNabb (QB)||8||1999-2011||Philadelphia Eagles||17|
|17.||Michael Vick (QB)||8||2001-Present||Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles||10|