Peyton Manning breaks record, but throws three first-half interceptions

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  • Jeff Legwold, ESPN Staff Writer

DENVER – On a day when the Denver Broncos quarterbackPeyton Manningset an NFL record for a career passing yards — a 4-yard flip to running back Ronnie Hillman pushed him past Brett Favre — the Broncos suffered through their worst half of offense of the season and Manning suffered through one of the worst two quarters of football in his career.

Manning, who was struggling rib and foot injuries, was benched in favor of Brock Osweiler in the third quarter. Manning had completed 5-of-20 passes for 35 yards with four interceptions before he was pulled.

The Broncos mustered just 40 yards worth of offense in the first half, Manning threw three interceptions and the Broncos trailed 19-0 at halftime. It was a sign of things to come when Manning’s first pass attempt of the day was intercepted. He was sacked, for a two-yard loss, and fumbled on his second dropback of the day — the play before he set the record.

The Chiefs held the ball for 21 minutes, 10 seconds in the first half and Chiefs used the gifted field position for much of the half for one touchdown drive and four field goals from Chiefs kickerCairo Santos.

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2 Responses to “Peyton Manning breaks record, but throws three first-half interceptions”

  1. Sage says:

    Five Broncos’ interceptions today, including one for Brock.

  2. Danny says:

    Manning’s passes looked awful today, the picks he threw today were floaters. Absolutely no arm strength. I didn’t see all his INT’s but the ones I saw he had little to no pressure and there was plenty of air under relatively mid-range throws.

    On the day Manning set the record is the day Manning realized he’s done.

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