Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Do you know how bad Peyton Manning has been this year?

Let's start with touchdown passes.  How many times has Peyton Manning thrown a touchdown pass this season?

Nine.  Manning only has nine touchdown passes this year.  He's played 11 games.  His nine TDs are tied for 31st overall among quarterbacks (in case you forgot, there are 32 teams in the NFL).  For comparison, Tom Brady has thrown a league-best 38 touchdowns in 17 games.  Manning has also completed just one TD pass at home in Denver this season.  ONE!  In the lone game Brady already played there, he tossed three.

Now let's look at Manning's interceptions.  Manning has been picked 17 times this year, the second-highest total in the NFL behind Blake Bortles' 18 (although Bortles played 16 games).  The Broncos win over the Steelers Sunday was the first game all season Manning started and did not throw an interception.

Brady, on the other hand, has gone without a pick in 11 outings this year.  Manning has also been intercepted multiple times in five of his 10 starts.  That's only happened to Brady once.

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