Manning Ties Record with Seven Touchdowns

In season opener, quarterback becomes sixth player to complete the feat

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver Colorado.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw 7 touchdowns in the season opener win over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, becoming the first quarterback to throw for that many since 1969.

Manning, a four-time MVP, is the sixth player in NFL history to reach that number in a game. He was 27-of-42 for 462 yards Thursday in the Broncos 49-27 win.

“Our offensive line did a heck of a job against a great pass rush, gave me good time,” Manning, who played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons before joining the Broncos in 2012, said.

Manning also tied Brett Favre’s NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four touchdown throws and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees with his seventh career game with at least five touchdowns, according to ESPN.