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Tim McDonald

History in the Making? Bronco Blitzkrieg!

By September 6, 2013

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Peyton Manning

Poor Andre Caldwell. The Denver Bronco receiver only caught one touchdown pass from Peyton Manning in Denver's 49-27 win over Baltimore in Thursday night's much-ballyhooed NFL season opener.

It's like one of those baseball games where you go down the scorecard and everybody's got a hit. In this case, though, one hit was pretty pedestrian.

Manning's new slot receiver Wes Welker caught two. Tight end Julius Thomas caught two. So did wideout Demaryius Thomas.

This wasn't some preseason game against Jacksonville. This was seven TD passes in a game against the defending Super Bowl champions. It isn't that the Ravens didn't know what hit them. They knew all too well what was hitting them and they couldn't stop it.

Yes, this is obviously premature, but it is fun to speculate on what we could be seeing this year: a record-setting offense by one of the best quarterbacks in league history with a boatload of potent offensive options.

"...He was just so nonchalant about doing seven touchdowns like it was nothing," Welker told USA Today. "It was pretty cool to be a part of it."

Last guy to throw seven TD passes in a game? Joe Kapp, back in 1969. Those of you who were sentient beings back in 1969 might never have figured Kapp as the last guy to do it. Look him up, young bucks, learn some history.

Because you might be watching history this year.

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