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More Manning numbers from Kuharsky

Troubles against the nickle

A couple other notes of interest from Stats & Info:

  • It was Manning’s 20th four-touchdown game in 189 career games. He trails only Brett Favre (22 in 286 games) and Dan Marino (21 in 242 games)
  • Through Week 8, Peyton Manning had thrown only two interceptions on 175 pass attempts when the defense fielded five or more defensive backs (87.5 attempts per interception). All three of his interceptions Sunday (two of which were on tipped/deflected balls) came against a Broncos secondary with at least five defensive backs. That makes it 10 interceptions on 221 pass attempts against five or more defensive backs from Week 9-14 — or 22.1 attempts per interception.