NFL: Quarterbacks with Six or Seven Touchdowns in a Single Game (Since the Merger)

Peyton Manning And Nick Foles Just Became The First (And Only) Quarterbacks To Throw Seven Touchdowns In A Game In The Modern Era

Peyton Manning And Nick Foles Just Became The First (And Only) Quarterbacks To Throw Seven Touchdowns In A Game In The Modern Era

You can check out the comprehensive list of quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns in a game, ever, here. But what about just looking since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, as we finish up our three-part series of the most (by air) point-productive games for QBs (see the other two links below)?

Seven passing touchdowns in one game is the all-time record, pre- and post-merger. Since the beginning, seven quarterbacks have done it. Since the Merger? Two – and both did it last season (2013). It’s Peyton Manning (again) and, of all people, the surprising Nick Foles.

Another 21 have thrown six touchdowns in a game, but there are repeaters: Manning twice and Tom Brady thrice.

Below find all occurrences with links to the box scores.

And the other two parts to this series? Here they are:

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

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

QUARTERBACK FOR AGAINST TDS DATE / BOX SCORE
1. Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Baltimore Ravens 7 Sep. 5, 2013 
1. Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles Oakland Raiders 7 Nov. 3, 2013 
3. Tommy Kramer Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 6 Sep. 28, 1986 
3. Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns 6 Sep.16, 2007 
3. Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Houston Texans 6 Oct. 14, 2012 
3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints 6 Sep. 28, 2003 
3. Joe Namath New York Jets Baltimore Colts 6 Sep. 24, 1972 
3. Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills Pittsburgh Steelers 6  Sep. 8, 1991 
3. Dan Marino Miami Dolphins New York Jets 6 Sep. 21, 1986 
3. Mark Rypien Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons 6 Nov. 10, 1991 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Tennessee Titans 6 Oct. 18, 2009 
3. Bob Griese Miami Dolphins St. Louis Cardinals 6 Nov. 24, 1977 
3. Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons 6 Oct. 14, 1990 
3. Steve Young San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers 6 Jan. 29, 1995 
3. Matt Flynn Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions 6 Jan. 1, 2012 
3. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Detroit Lions 6 Sep. 13, 2009 
3. Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders 6 Nov. 22, 1981 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Miami Dolphins 6 Oct. 21, 2007 
3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Detroit Lions 6 Nov. 25, 2004 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Denver Broncos 6 Jan. 14, 2012 
3. Brett Favre New York Jets Arizona Cardinals 6 Sep. 28, 2008 

Photos: LA Times via sports-kings.com / USATSI via cbssports.com

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