The red-hot arm of Peyton Manning drives his side to a record win over Philadelphia.
The Denver Broncos set a franchise record for points in a game by beating Philadelphia 52-20 behind red-hot quarterback Peyton Manning’s four touchdown strikes.
Manning added to his record-setting touchdown total, racking up 16 through the first four games of the season to set a NFL mark.
“We felt really motivated to score points against these guys,” said Manning, who also registered his league-record 24th career game on Sunday with at least four passing strikes.
“We were motivated to be on top of our game offensively, to score points, touchdowns not field goals, and I thought we did that today.”
Manning was 28-of-34 for 327 yards and no interceptions. He tied Milt Plum’s mark for most touchdown passes to start a season without an interception, set in 1960 with the Browns.
Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas both caught two scores, and Knowshon Moreno ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for the Broncos, who improved to 4-0.
Denver have won 15 consecutive regular-season contests dating back to last season to set a club record.
Quarterback Michael Vick threw for 248 yards on 14-of-27 passing for the Eagles, who fell to 1-3. Philadelphia lost their third-straight game since opening the season with a victory over the Washington Redskins.
Vick didn’t last the game as he was replaced in the fourth quarter by Nick Foles who unlike Vick was able to pass for a touchdown when he hit Jeff Maehl from six yards out.
Denver blew the game open in the second half with 31 consecutive points thanks to Manning’s heroics.
He engineered three straight scoring drives, with each one ending in a touchdown pass to give Denver a commanding lead.
Manning completed all five passes on a 65-yard, seven-play series that culminated with a four-yard touchdown pass to Welker to make it 42-13.