The best quarterback in America somehow managed to be even more impressive in the Broncos’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Not only did Peyton Manning have over 400 passing yards for four touchdowns, he faked out everyone in a trick play for a rushing touchdown during Denver’s 51-48 win.
Manning isn’t known for his rushing abilities, something the Broncos were able to use to their advantage on Sunday. When Manning took a snap at the goal line, he did such a good job of faking the handoff that even the camera operator didn’t realize Manning had the ball. Manning then rolled left on a naked bootleg and ran (a term we use loosely) in for his first rushing touchdown since 2008. See the video below.
Peyton Manning's naked bootleg touchdown just fooled America. First Rush TD in 62 games. @Jut_N14 pls note. Naked bootleg wins everytime
— Colby McNeil (@ColbyMcNeil) October 6, 2013
Peyton Manning had a rushing touchdown?! I'm done
— Brooks Benton (@thebrooksbenton) October 6, 2013
I timed Peyton Manning's TD run today with a Sun Dial. Kudos to him none-the-less. #Broncos #NFL
— Jon Cupo (@SportsDoneMyWay) October 6, 2013
The Cowboys-Broncos game at AT&T Stadium in Texas was an absolute thriller today, with the game going down to the final seconds. After getting behind 48-41 against the Cowboys, Manning went 5-5 for 77 yards got the Broncos down to the 1-yard line, where Knowshon Moreno ran in a touchdown.
Despite his stellar game, Tony Romo buckled in typical Romo fashion and threw an interception at the 24-yard line, putting the Broncos in good field goal position. The Broncos then ran down the clock and avoided overtime with a last-second field goal. The win over Dallas is the fifth for the season and puts the Broncos at 5-0.
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Manning has had a phenomenal season thus far, and many think the 37-year-old quarterback will break Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record. The magic number to hit is 51, something Manning should have no problem doing if he keeps up his current pace. So far the Denver Broncos quarterback has 19 touchdown passes and just one interception.